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Volume 33 October 1958 Number 1 

Seward J. Marsh '12, Editor; Robert M. 
Cross '45, Managing Editor; Clement F. 
Robinson '03, Peter C. Barnard '50, As- 
sociate Editors; Eaton Leith, Books: 
Dorothy E. Weeks, Jeannette H. Ginn, 
Lorraine E. Arquitte, Editorial Assistants, 
Glenn R. Mclntire '25, Business Manager. 

Leland W. Hovey '26, President; Carleton 
S. Connor '36, Vice President; Seward J. 
Marsh '12, Secretary; Glenn R. Mclntire 
'25, Treasurer. 

Members at Large 
1959: Oakley A. Melendy '39, Everett 
P. Pope '41, Donald N. Lukens '46; I960: 
Leland W. Hovey '26, Carleton S. Con- 
nor '36, William R. Owen '37; 1961: 
William S. Piper jr. '31, Charles W. 
Allen '34, David Crowell '49; 1962: 
Frederick P. Perkins '25, J. Philip Smith 
'29, Jotham D. Pierce '39. 

Dan E. Christie '37, Faculty Member; 
Vincent B. Welch '38, Alumni Fund 
Chairman; Seward J. Marsh '12, Alumni 
Secretary. Other Council Members are 
the representatives of recognized local 
Alumni Clubs. 

The officers of the Aiumni Council are ex- 
officio the officers of the Bowdoin College 
Alumni Association. The Council members 
at large, the Treasurer, the Chairman of the 
Directors of the Alumni Fund, the Faculty 
member, and the Alumni Secretary serve as 
the Executive Committee of the Association. 

1959: Vincent B. Welch '38, Chairman, 
Allen E. Morrell '22, Josiah H. Drum- 
mond '36; I960: Frederick W. Willey 
'17, Richard S. Thayer '28, Vice Chair- 
man, Wesley E. Bevins jr. '40; 1961: 
Samuel A. Ladd jr. '29, E. Farrington Ab- 
bott jr. '31, Philip Dana jr. '32. 

Honest As The Sunlight 

"Justice Burton has regarded his position on the Court as a trustee- 
ship and has dedicated himself to it wholly and without stint. His in- 
defatigable energies and keen analysis have earned the respect of those 
who serve with him, as his gentle, understanding, and undemanding 
nature has earned their deep affection and esteem. 

'We can say today of Justice Burton what he once wrote in looking 
back upon the career of Chief Justice John Marshall: As a lawyer and 
a judge he was pre-eminent for his power of analysis. As a private citizen 
he was beloved for his simplicity of character.' " 

From a letter to President Coles from 
Harold Burton's eight fellow justices 
on the Supreme Court. 

"Presentation of the Bowdoin Prize yesterday to Associate Justice Harold 
H. Burton of the U. S. Supreme Court is an added honor for the distin- 
guished jurist. But it also calls attention to the high quality of Bowdoin 
College and its alumni. 

"The small, historic Maine college of Bowdoin has produced many 
great Americans. To our mind, therefore, yesterday's honoring of Burton 
was also an honor — if unspoken — to the college." 

From an editorial in The Bangor Daily 
News for September 26, 1958. 

"The entire state shares Bowdoin's pride in the Maine-rooted Burton 
family, and is happy to welcome one of its most distinguished members, 
U. S. Supreme Court Justice Harold H. Burton. 

"Those of us who have been fortunate enough to hear him lecture on the 
manners of the U. S. Supreme Court are impressed by his erudition, his 
wit, and his humanitarian approach to legal processes. 

"Bowdoin's selection committee did not have to give second thoughts 
to his qualifications for this high honor." 

From an editorial in the Portland Eve- 
ning Express for September 25, 1958. 

". . . now Mayor of that thriving and important city, by all reports ad- 
ministering his high office to the great satisfaction of the majority of his 
fellow citizens; in the World War a soldier cited for bravery by two 
governments; today equally courageous in the even more important field 
of civic life; honest as the sunlight and brave as they make them; repre- 
senting today others in his class and of his time at Bowdoin who have 
given freely of themselves to the public service." 

Citation read at Bowdoin on June 19, 
1937, when Justice Burton received an 
honorary doctor of laws degree. 


The cover picture is another fine example of the photographic artistry of Harry 
Shulman, whose photos have graced the ALUMNUS, both inside and outside, for 
many years. This shot, taken at the Delta Kappa Epsilon house on the afternoon of 
September 24th, shows Justice and Mrs. Harold H. Burton '09 in the center, flanked 
at the left by their elder son, William S. '37, and at the right by their younger son, 
Robert S. '43. 

THE BOWDOIN ALUMNUS: published October, De- 
cember, February, April, June, and August by Bow- 
doin College, Brunswick, Maine. Subscription $2.00 
a year. Single copies 40 cents. Second-class mail 
privileges authorized at Brunswick, Maine. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Burton Day photos by Harry Shulman; air view ..I the campus bj 
Nelson C. Hicks; Pierce '39 by Alexander's Studio, Portland; Henry T. Heald by Fabian 
Bachrach ; Cooper '5<i and Myers '57, U. S. Army photos. 


for 1958 

place the members of the governmental arch that our 
Constitution has constructed, Associate Justice Harold H. 
Burton 09 stated on September 25 at the special convocation 
at which he received the Bowdoin Prize for 1958. 

Visibly moved by the tremendous ovation he received from 
a near-capacity audience in the Pickard Theater in Memorial 
Hall, Justice Burton said, "I am completely overwhelmed. 
Such a greeting touches me deeply." 

He went on to state his belief that the Supreme Court is 
an "umpire" and that it may well be described as "comparable 
in importance to the major league system of umpires in base- 
ball. The men who drew up the Constitution were looking, 
in effect, for an umpire — not a perfect umpire but one that 
knows the rules, applies them promptly, is impartial and 
courteous, and is devoted to the public service." 

Mr. Burton told of picking out, while he was an under- 
graduate at Bowdoin, examples of integrity and firmness and 
courage and honesty. Among them were George Washington, 
John Marshall, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, and Theo- 
dore Roosevelt. He praised Lincoln for his ability to express 
the depth of feeling of Americans and to express himself 

The Bowdoin Prize (worth S4700 this year) was estab- 
lished in 1928 as a memorial to William J. Curtis of the 
Class of 18 7 5 by Mrs. Curtis and their children. It is award- 
ed not oftener than once in every five years to the Bowdoin 
alumnus or faculty member who has made during the period 
rhe "most distinctive contribution in any field of human en- 

The selecrion of Justice Burton was made by a committee 
consisting of the Presidents of Harvard and Yale Universities 
and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine. 

The first award of the Bowdoin Prize, in 1933, went to 
the late Fred H. Albee of the Class of 1899, outstanding 
orthopedic surgeon. The second award, in 1938, was shared 
by the late Harvey D. Gibson of the Class of 1902, President 
of the Manufacturers Trust Company in New York, and Paul 
H. Douglas of the Class of 1913, present United States Senator 
from Illinois. There was no award in 1943. 

In 1948 the recipient was the late Kenneth C. M. Sills of the 
Class of 1901, President of Bowdoin for thirty-five years. 
In 1953 the award went to Rear Admiral Donald B. Mac- 
Millan of the Class of 1898, well known for his exploration 
in the Arctic. 

"My idea of democracy," he said, "is Lincoln's phrase, 'As 
I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.' People 
must learn the lesson of being neither slave nor master. 
Until then they have not learned the lesson of democracy as 
Lincoln taught it. 

"Those in power in totalitarian states would not be slaves, 
but they are all too willing to be masters." 

This was a happy occasion, packed full of emotion and 
thrills. Justice and Mrs. Burton arrived in Portland by plane 
on Wednesday afternoon, September 24. They were met at 
the airport by Mr. and Mrs. Owen Brewster. The two men, 
as some alumni know, were classmates and roommates at 
Bowdoin, where both were also members of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, were elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and were graduated 
summa cum laucle. Both later received bachelor of laws de- 
grees from Harvard Law School and were elected to the 
United States Senate. 

Undergraduate Dekes gave a reception in honor of the 
Burtons from 4 to 6 on Wednesday afternoon. On Thurs- 
day morning members of the Class of 1909 met at the 
Stowe House in Brunswick for breakfast with their class- 
mate. At 10:30 Justice Burton was present for a press con- 
ference, with the stipulation that he would not be able to 
answer any questions on "litigation now pending before the 
Supreme Court." 

At the convocation itself Professor Athern P. Daggett '25 
sketched Justice Burton's career as an undergraduate, as a 
practicing attorney, and as a prominent political figure who 
dedicated himself early in life to public service. His record, 
Professor Daggett said, has deepened his reputation for in- 
tegrity, moderation, and an abiding concern for the common 
good. He has stuck resolutely by his concept of the Supreme 
Court as an umpire and he calls them as he sees them. It is 
for his working always for the common good that Bowdoin 
honors him. 

President Coles read the terms of the Bowdoin Prize, em- 
phasizing that it is given once in every five years for "the 
most distinctive contribution in any field of human endeavor." 
Two of the donors were in the audience. 

After reading the list of previous recipients, the President 
repeated a moving tribute from the other eight justices of the 
Supreme Court. He then called upon Justice Burton to rise 
and receive the diploma. 


At the luncheon which followed in the Moulton Union the 
pages of time were turned back some fifty years by one of the 
noblest of them all, Professor Emeritus Wilmot B. Mitchell 
'90, now ninety-one years old but still an undergraduate in 
his keen enthusiasm. 

Professor Mitchell, teacher of literally thousands of Bow- 
doin men, including the guest of honor, stated simply, "I was 
one of your teachers fifty years ago. There were other pro- 
fessors you will probably remember. They were a noble band 
of splendid teachers. If they were living today, they would 
ask me to give you their sincere congratulations and a hearty 

As "Mitch" spoke on, his audience was completely capti- 
vated and under his spell. Those fortunate enough to be there 
in the lounge of the Union sensed that this was one of those 
golden moments — moments encountered but seldom in the 
life of any man. They would have willed it never to end, had 
they possessed the magical power, but, like all golden moments, 
it had to come to an end. And yet those who were present 
will carry the memory of that moment with them always. 

The second Bowdoin man to serve on the Supreme Court, 
Harold Burton followed in the footsteps of Melville W. Fuller 
of Augusta, a member of the Class of 1853, who was Chief 
Justice from 1888 to 1910. 

Justice Burton's father was Alfred E. Burton, a member of 
the Class of 1878 and a fraternity brother and close friend of 
Admiral Robert E. Peary 77. He was for many years Dean of 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

At Bowdoin young Harold Burton was president of his 
class, quarterback of an undefeated football team, a varsity 
pole vaulter, editor-in-chief of the yearbook, winner of prizes 
in mathematics, French, and prize speaking, and, not surpris- 
ingly, president of the Young Republican group for two years. 

Following his graduation from Harvard Law School, he 
practiced law for two years in Cleveland. In 1914 he became 
assistant attorney with the Utah Power & Light Company and 
the Utah Light and Traction Company in Salt Lake City. Two 
years later he was named attorney with the Idaho Power Com- 
pany in Boise. 

During World War I he served for two years as first lieu- 
tenant and captain of the 36lst Infantry, 91st Division, and 
took part in the St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Ypres-Lys 
offensives. He was awarded the Belgian Croix-de-Guerre, the 
Purple Heart, and a U S. Army citation. 

From 1919 until 1923 he was engaged in the general prac- 
tice of law, associated with, and later a member of, the firm 
of Day, Day & Wilkin in Cleveland. Later in the twenties 
he was a member of the firms of Day & Day and Cull, Burton 
& Laughlin and taught corporation law at Western Reserve 
University Law School. 

During this period he was also a member of the Board of 
Education in East Cleveland, was president of the First Uni- 
tarian Church of Cleveland, and served as chairman of the Re- 
search Committee of the Citizens Committee on Regional 
Government. He was elected to the 88th general assembly 
of the Ohio House of Representatives and in 1929 became 
Director of Law in Cleveland. Before returning to the pri- 
vate practice of law in 1932, he served as Cleveland's Acting 
City Manager and Acting Mayor. 

Justice Burton was three times elected Mayor of Cleveland, 
in 1935, 1937, and 1939. He was for three years a member 
of the Board of Trustees of the United States Conference of 
Mayors. In November of 1940 he was elected United States 
Senator from Ohio, and on October 1, 1945, he became an 
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. 

All four Burtons were elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Bow- 
doin — Alfred E. 78, his son Harold H. '09, and his sons in 
turn, William S. '37 and Robert S. '43. Alfred Burton served 
as an Overseer of the College from 1905 until his death in 
1935, and Harold Burton has been an Overseer since 1936. 

On October 6, less than two weeks after "Burton Day" at 
the College, Harold Burton's resignation was announced by 
the White House. Printed here are the texts of his letter 
of resignation and President Eisenhower's reply. 


Having passed the permissive retirement age of 70, and 
having rendered over twenty-five years of public service, in- 
cluding nearly thirteen as a member of this court, I hereby 
submit this notice of my retirement from further active service 
as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United 
States to take effect at the close of Monday, October 13, 1958. 
I do this with regret but in accordance with competent medical 
advice and with a desire to serve the best interests of all 

Mrs. Burton and I wish to express, through you, to the 
people of the United States our deep appreciation of the 
privilege which has been mine for so long to serve their 
interests to the extent of my ability to do so. 


It is with great regret that I have read your notice of re- 
tirement on Monday, October 13, 1958, as an Associate Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Court of the United States. 

I share, with millions of our citizens, the conviction that, 
as a member of the court, you served with high distinction 
and great dedication to the principles under which we live 
and the changing conditions of the world today. 

The decisions of the court are helping to shape — as they 
have in the past — the destiny of our country. This realization 
has imposed upon you vital responsibilities, which I know 
you have discharged seriously and conscientiously. Your work 
on the Supreme Court was, of course, but a continuation of 
your earlier years of devoted and dedicated public service. 
Our country is indebted to you. 

I trust that with the leisure your retirement will bring, your 
health will greatly improve. 

Mrs. Eisenhower joins me in best wishes to you and Mrs. 
Burton, and in expressions of our feelings of personal friend- 
ship for you both. 

Shown here in the receiving line at the Delta Kappa Epsilon house on Sep- 
tember 24 are, from left to right, Deke undergraduate President David W. 
Drowne '59, Justice Burton, Mrs. Burton, President Coles, and Mrs. Coles. 





\X e wane Bowdoin to play an increas- 
ingly important role in providing ex- 
cellence in education to students of the 
highest ability, with faculty and facilities 
unsurpassed among small liberal arts 
colleges. From the earliest days of Bow- 
doin College, as evidenced by her gradu- 
ates in that "Remarkable Decade" in the 
initial quarter-century of her history, the 
College has been a center and a symbol 
of educational excellence. Our purpose 
in participating in this conference has 
been to insure that Bowdoin's future will 
be comparable with her illustrious past. 

Plans of the 
Development Committee 

I think the following quotation from 
David Burnham is applicable for us: 
"Make no small plans; they have no pow- 
er to stir men's minds." Our Trustees 
have made no small plans. You have 
heard Earle Thompson tell something of 
the plans of his Committee in establish- 
ing a continuing program of develop- 
ment, to bring to Bowdoin the increased 
capital resources which we need, not 
only for the present size of the College 
but also for the planned expansion in 
our enrollment to 925 students. These 
estimates, as you have heard, amount to 
fifteen millions, measured in 1957 dol- 

Mr. Thompson pointed out: "An or- 
ganization has been developed through 
the Vice President's Office, but it needs 
the help of all concerned with Bow- 
doin. . . . The emphasis is on the indi- 
vidual; no individual will lack the op- 
portunity to serve. . . . We must reach 
all possible sources of potential sup- 

Setting the Pace of the Program 

Mr. Peters said that Bowdoin's pro- 
gram is a long-range, low-pressure pro- 

Ml \ IN \\ Hill SHIRTS (with sleeves rolled up), bright lights, long tables, 
Sharpened pencils, fresh pads of paper, and copies of "To Build a Better 
Bowdoin" — these all heralded the beginning of the Conference on Development 
that was held at the College on Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16. Approxi- 
mately 150 people, including 90 men and 60 women, attended the two conference 
scions in the main reading room of Hubbard Hall and a lobster bake, enjoyed on 
Fridaj evening at lookout Point, Harpswell. Representatives were present from 
the Governing Boards, the Bowdoin Associates, the Committee on Bequests and 
Trusts, the Alumni Council, the Alumni Fund Directors, the Society of Bowdoin 
Women, the Bowdoin fathers' Association, and the Bowdoin faculty and staff. 

Speakers at the sessions included President Coles, Vice President Norton, Earle 
s rhompson 14, Trustee and Chairman of the Committee on Development; H 
Wallace Peters, Consultant on Development; Dr. Arthur W. Page, business' con- 
sultant and former Vice President of the American Telephone and Telegraph 
Company; Dr. Abel A. Hanson, General Secretary of Teachers College, Columbia 
University; and Dr. Henry T. Heald, President of The Ford Foundation and former 
( hancellor of New York University. 

At the Saturday luncheon which marked the close of the sessions President 
Coles summarized the highlights of the Conference as follows: 

gram. Although the program will be 
one of low pressure, it will not be with- 
out pressure. 

There are, of course, many advantages 
to intensive programs which force all 
concerned to go to work immediately, 
meeting certain deadlines to achieve cer- 
tain goals — to "wrap it up," so to 
speak. However, the Committee on De- 
velopment and the Trustees and Over- 
seers recognize that Bowdoin's financial 
need, like that of all other educational 
institutions, is continuing. Valuable and 
effective as occasional intensive cam- 
paigns are, experience has shown that 
this type of effort cannot be on a sus- 
tained basis. This does not mean that 
the Trustees and Overseers, Associates, 
members of the Committee on Bequests 
and Trusts, members of the Alumni 
Council, Directors of the Alumni Fund, 
and all others concerned with Bowdoin 
can take a "Rip van Winkle" attitude, 
expecting to sleep for ten years and 
then wake up and be surprised at the 
changes which have taken place. What 
it does mean is that Bowdoin must for 
all of us become an engrossing interest, 
to which our minds, thoughts, and actions 
will revert frequently, and which will 
cause us to exercise both conscious and 
sub-conscious alertness to every oppor- 
tunity for bettering the College. 

Mr. Peters said that the need is pres- 
ent and the purpose deserving. He em- 
phasized that the most important thing 
is that the purpose and program of the 
College must be strong and, therefore, 
easy to "sell." Giving results from the 
creation of informed interest and brings 
satisfaction to the giver. We heard from 
him of the tremendous philanthropic 
potentials which exist in this nation: 
from foundations, from business, from 
bequests, and to an even greater extent 
from private benefactors. Roughly 
$7,000,000,000 annually comes from 

private philanthropy at present, with a 
good possibility that this amount will 
be doubled during the period of which 
we speak. About eleven per cent of this 
figure currently goes to colleges and 

We won't find support for Bowdoin 
merely by emphasizing its needs, for Mr. 
Page told us so truly that the neediest 
are not necessarily the most attractive. 
Mr. Hanson stated emphatically that 
Bowdoin's program must go far beyond 
the immediate purposes of the College 
— that its "case" must be linked with a 
cause far greater than the College itself. 

The Role of Corporations 

Mr. Page, in his talk about corporate 
support, gave us some ideas about the 
role that corporations will play in the 
near and distant future. He emphasized 
the importance of maintaining and 
building the quality of college facilities 
and increasing faculty compensation, 
pointing out that we cannot expect fac- 
ulties to be strong or to look upon our 
society in the proper fashion if they exist 
in relative starvation amidst plenty. 

He stressed that the "climare" in 
which giving is being sought is all-im- 
portant. There is need to bring about 
a revolution in the state of mind about 
the value of education. We must talk 
about service, not need. Our concern 
must be for the mind and character of 
the next generation, training for leader- 
ship and teaching liberty. He urged us 
to sell education as a whole, as well as 
Bowdoin in particular. He advised us 
to determine which corporations have a 
program of giving and how to get Bow- 
doin into the "picture" of those corpora- 
tions. We can be confident that corpo- 
rations will give, but we also should 
know that corporations need help from 


■us in finding out how to give. In this 
connection, our Bowdoin case must be 
stated positively and in terms of benefit 
to the donors. 

Mr. Page spoke about the revolution 
in the state of mind which we need in 
the State of Maine and, just as cheapness 

Arthur W. Page 

was no bargain for North Carolina — 
nobody came there to buy cheapness — 
the same thing is true here in Maine, 
particularly as it applies to education. 

Principles of an 
Active Bequest Program 

Mr. Hanson, in a very engrossing 
address, emphasized the importance of 
bequests in philanthropy and told how 
this source of support for the College 
may be increased. He suggested many 
new concepts for a bequest program. 
We know how much bequests have 
done for Bowdoin during recent years, 
as well as previously. For the most part, 
these have been stimulated by the strong 
educational program the College offers 
and have frequently resulted from the 
presentation of this program in an at- 
tractive fashion to those able to give. 

He said that a good long-range be- 
quest program develops a potential in- 
come for the future, since many donors 
can give only by bequest. He pointed 
out that 90% of college endowments 
come from bequests, that many retired 
people cannot afford to give except by 
bequest, that persons with small income 
often cannot afford to give in any sig- 
nificant amounts except by bequest, and 
that estate conservation may often best 
be accomplished by bequest. 

He pointed out also that there has 
been very little planned study and analy- 
sis of bequest giving. Many fallacies 
exist about bequest programs — fallacies 
such as "most responsible people have 
wills," while statistics show that only 

50% of them have; or "people give to 
causes in which they are most interested, 
instead of causes which they may be 
badgered about"; or "people will per- 
petuate giving habits in their wills" — 
all proved to be fallacies by his research. 

Mr. Hanson stated that a bequest pro- 
gram must have universal application; 
that it must use techniques designed 
particularly for bequests; that it should 
be turned toward the self-interest of the 
potential donor; that a bequest program 
is an educational program and a service 
to potential donors; that it is low- 
pressure, but persistent and sustaining; 
that it must be tuned to the institution 
it represents and is subject to the meas- 
urement of results. 

Then we heard from Mr. Peters as to 
the influence of women. He pointed 
out that wives greatly influence the 
thinking of their husbands. Widows 
frequently carry forward the traditions of 
their families and generally carry out 
the wishes of their husbands. He stressed 
also that women, through their role as 
mothers, are naturally oriented to educa- 
tion and appreciate its importance. 

The Foundation Picture 

Mr. Heald opened his remarks with, 
I think, the understatement of the cen- 
tury, when he said that he was not a 
complete novice in raising funds for 
colleges and universities. But he was 

Mr. Heald stressed that, though there 
is no immediate crisis at Bowdoin, there 
is an urgent need not only here but in 
education as a whole. This crisis re- 
volves around competition for first-class 
teaching personnel, a problem we cannot 

Abel A. Hanson 

not making any understatement when he 
said that Bowdoin will perhaps become 
less typical of American education as a 
whole in the years ahead. That is all 
right with us at Bowdoin, because Bow- 
doin has never been typical. We have 
never wanted Bowdoin to be typical, and 
if we become less typical it will be be- 
cause of our concentration on excellence: 
excellence in faculty, students, and facili- 

Henry T. Heald 

overlook. He pointed out that the ma- 
jor source of support for individual in- 
stitutions remains local — '- not local in 
terms of geography, but local in terms 
of clientele. It is through people who 
have an interest and stake in the welfare 
of a given institution that foundations 
and corporations can help. Quality in 
an institution is not an obvious com- 
modity; it must be sold. 

In Summary 

I think these are the general points of 
the discussion. This conference in the 
quiet and peaceful setting of the campus 
during a tranquil summer seems far re- 
moved from the vibrant life of students 
and faculty in term time. It is far re- 
moved from the hurly-burly of business 
and your budgets. I would urge each 
one of us to keep always in mind the 
ultimate objectives of the College and 
its consistent and significant policies, 
not becoming confused by day-to-day 

How can we assure that Bowdoin will 
continue toward its higher destiny? 
How can we be prepared for what lies 
ahead? There is but one way. We can 
do it solely by understanding and intelli- 
gence and wisdom, by constant industry, 
by integrity, and by a unique and coher- 
ent dedication. 

In Phillips Brooks' words: "Do not 
pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger 
men. Do not pray for tasks equal to 
your powers; pray for powers equal to 
your tasks." 



On The Campus 

Tlurc have been only .1 few change - 
in the faculty from last year, with do 
one retiring In June. 

n 1> Kendall of Minneapolis, 
Mmn. a graduate of Harvard in l°is 

and a candidate tor the doctorate at the 

Timers ty of Minnesota, is serving as 

Instructor in English. So is John O. 

Lyons of Hanover, N. H, a 1951 gradu- 
ate of Kenvon College and a doctoral 
Candidate ac the University of Florida. 

Dr. Robert E. Gahringer of Cam- 
bridge, Mass.. is serving as Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Philosophy during the sab- 
batical leave of Professor Edward Pols. 
He is a graduate of Williams with a 
Ph.D. from Harvard. 

James Wilson of Middlebury, Vt., a 
graduate of the University of Rochester 
and a candidate for the doctorate at Sy- 
racuse University, is now Instructor in 
ernment. Dr. Anders M. Myhrman 
of Lewiston is serving as Visiting Lectur- 
er in Sociology during the sick leave of 
Professor Leighton van Nort, who was 
injured in an automobile accident in 
Virginia late in August and is expected 
to take up his teaching duties again 
about November 1. Dr. Myhrman is 


September 8 was the last time that 
Maine held an early election, and as this 
custom passes, so passes the saying "As 
Maine goes, so goes the Nation." Next 
time Maine will hold a November election, 
like all other states, and can no longer 
claim to be the national political barometer. 

Many Bowdoin men ran for office in 
Maine's 1958 election. Horace Hildreth 
'25 (R) was defeated in the gubernatorial 
race, as was Robert Hale '10 (R), who lost 
to James Oliver '17 (D) in his bid for re- 
election as Representative for Maine's First 
Congressional District. 

Governor Edmund Muskie H'57 (D) 
won a hard-fought contest to be Maine's 
junior senator. 

A number of Bowdoin men enter or re- 
turn to the State Senate: Frank Pierce '23 
(R) of Bucksport (for Hancock County); 
George Weeks '27 (R) of South Portland 
(for Cumberland County) ; Rodney Ross 
'41 (R) of Bath (for Sagadahoc County); 
and Allan Woodcock '44 (R) of Bangor 
(for Penobscot County). 

These alumni have been elected to the 
State Legislature: Sumner Pike '13 (R) of 
Lubec; James Cox '37 (R) of Dexter; 
Samuel Philbrick '50 (R) of Bangor; and 
Robert Linnell '53 (R) of South Portland. 

Bowdoin men who were chosen county 
attorneys include: Blenn Perkins '34 (R) 
in Lincoln; Arthur Chapman '39 (R) in 
Cumberland; Ferris Freme '42 (R) in 
Aroostook; Robert Pelletier '44 (R) in 
York; and Arthur Dolloff '47 (R) in 
Sagadahoc. John Roberts '36 (R) of San- 
ford has been elected Judge of Probate in 
York County. 

Adam Walsh, Coach ol Football since 
I9S5, has resigned that position effective 
at the end ot the calendar year, in his 
letter of resignation, dated October 28, 
he wrote to President Doles as follows: 

"Many of the best years Of my life 
have been devoted to Bowdoin College. 
The welfare of the College, as well as 
tin* welfare of the line young men it has 
been my privilege to have been entrusted 
with, I have always tried to place above 
self benefit. . . . On numerous occasions 
1 have publicly stated, in all sincerity, 
that I would voluntarily and gladly re- 
sign from my position when I thought it 
would be of benefit to Bowdoin. Deep 
in my heart, I feel that that time has 
now come." 

Through a 14 to 14 tie against Bates 
on November 1, Bowdoin has lost five 
games and tied one this fall. The losses 
came at the hands of Tufts 26 to 6, Wes- 
leyan 32 to 8, Amherst 34 to 0, Williams 
48 to 28, and Colby 44 to 12. 

No decision regarding Adam's succes- 
sor has been reached. 

Professor Emeritus of Sociology at 
Bates, where he taught for thirty-three 

Mario A. Tonon '42 has been ap- 
pointed Lecturer in German. He is also 
Principal of Brunswick High School, in 
which position everybody — faculty, 
students, and parents alike — praises 
him for an outstanding job. 

Raymond R. Archambault of Spring- 
vale is the new Head of Readers' Serv- 
ices in the Library. A graduate of the 
University of Maine, he has done gradu- 
ate work at Syracuse. Robert F. Mar- 
tin '58 is a teaching fellow in chemis- 
try, and Fred E. Clark of Montgomery, 
Ala., is a teaching fellow in biology. 
The latter is a graduate of Huntington 
College in Montgomery. 


Assistant Professor Charles E. Hun- 
tington is carrying on basic research in 
biology under a five-year grant of $17, 
900 made to the College last summer by 
the National Science Foundation. 

Dr. Huntington, who joined the fac- 
ulty in 1953, is also Director of the 
Bowdoin Scientific Station at Kent Is- 
land in the Bay of Fundy between Maine 
and New Brunswick. He is engaged in 
a research project at Kent Island in re- 
lation to Leach's petrel, a small sea bird 
which nests in burrows on outer islands. 
This species lays but one egg per year. 
In order to maintain its population, 
therefore, it must have a very low annual 
mortality rate. 

By catching the birds in their bur- 
rows and in nets and labeling rhem 

with numbered bands, at Kent Island 
and other breeding stations, Dr. Hun- 
tington hopes to obtain such vital data 
as the average life span, the extent of 
their movements from one island to an- 
other, and the age at which they begin 
to breed. 

He is also attempting to study their 
behavior by observing them in the dark 
with an infra-red "snooperscope." 

Budget Plan Available 

The total charges at Bowdoin for 
the current year, including room, board, 
and tuition, amount to approximately 
$1870, of which tuition is $1050. Stu- 
dents may choose to make either two 
equal payments each year, one at the 
beginning of each semester, or twelve 
equal payments, one due each month July 
through June. There is an annual ser- 
vice charge of $18 for those choosing 
the twelve-payment plan. 

Aid To Students 

More than $216,000 in scholarship aid 
for the current academic year has been 
granted to 243 students. Included among 
the recipients are 169 upperclassmen, 60 
members of the freshman class, and four- 
teen students from foreign countries, 
among whom are twelve Bowdoin Plan 


1916 has won the Alumni Fund Cup for 
the fifth time in its twenty-seven year 
history. Final figures for the 1957-58 Fund 
gave 1916 a performance score of 192.69. 
The Class of 1910, wliich won the Cup 
four times before withdrawing from the 
competition several years ago, actually had 
the highest score with a mark of 281.57. 

Other winners have been 1898 (three 
times), 1901 (three times), 1890 (twice), 
1903 (twice), 1904, 1907, 1922, 1924, 
1929, 1937, 1940, and 1941. 

During the quarter century that Paul K. 
Niven has been 1916's Class Agent, that 
group has given more than $1,000 to the 
Alumni Fund twenty-one times. Its 1957- 
58 gift of nearly $6,000 brought its total 
Alumni Fund gifts since 1933-34 to more 
than $50,000. These figures point up the 
opportunity for younger classes to do the 
same sort of thing with the same sort 
of results for the College. 

A recent survey reveals that seven mem- 
bers of 1916 have served as Directors of 
the Alumni Fund, five have baen elected 
to the Governing Boards, five have been 
elected to the Alumni Council as mem- 
bers at large, and eight have been award- 
ed honorary degrees by their alma mater. 
Two men have received the Alumni Service 

This is truly a record to shoot at. 


This air view of the campus was taken last May by Nelson C. Hicks '58. It pictures the College as a new 
student would see it if he were flying low up Maine Street across the railroad tracks toward the First Parish 
Church. Coleman Hall is visible at the far end of the row of dormitories. The Pickard Field facilities show 
prominently at the top center of the picture. 

Bowdoin is also providing for its stu- 
dent body of approximately 815 men 
more than $50,000 in the form of under- 
graduate employment on the campus 
during the coming year, as well as an- 
other $50,000 in loans. 

The average upperclass scholarship is 
$846, and the average freshman award 
$1,000. In all, more than 29% of the 
total undergraduate body is receiving 
scholarship aid. 

Loss Of A Friend 

Miss Alta Reed, friend of many a 
Bowdoin undergraduate during the years 
she worked in the Library, died in a 
Topsham nursing home on Sunday, Aug- 
ust 31, after a long illness. Born in 
Harpswell, she moved to Bowdoinham 
as a child, was graduated from Bow- 
doinham High School and Farmington 

Normal School, and later took a special 
course at Bridgewater (Mass.) Normal 

Her teaching career began in the 
Topsham and Bowdoinham schools. For 
many years she taught at the Perkins In- 
stitute for the Blind in Boston and at 
the New York Institute for the Blind. 
She also taught at Hampton Institute in 
Virginia and for one summer in the 
mountain schools of Kentucky. 

Miss Reed had retired from the library 
staff at the College in 1946. 

Downeast Classic 

Bowdoin's varsity basketball team will 
join with Maine's other three major col- 
lege quintets in a tournament for the 
first time in history when the Downeast 
Classic is held in Bangor from New 
Year's Eve through January 3, 1959. 

In addition to the Polar Bears, Bates, 
Maine, and Colby, there will be four 
out-of-state teams in the tournament — 
Rutgers, Tufts, Wesleyan, and St. Mich- 
ael's. The Downeast Classic will in- 
augurate the City of Bangor's 125th an- 
niversary program. Each college will 
play three games, with the first round 
losers dropping into a "loser's bracket" 
and continuing to play to decide the 
final order of teams. 

The Classic will be held in the spa- 
cious new Bangor city auditorium, the 
second largest building of its kind in 
New England, with a seating capacity 
of 7,000 spectators. 

Singers To Aroostook 

The Glee Club will make a historic 
tour in the spring when it travels for the 

OCT O B Eli 19 5 8 

A Tribute To Hoyt A. Moore '95 

On August 22 the Board of Trustees paid tribute to Hoyt A. Moore '95 at a 
dinner held at Wentworth-by-the-Sea, N. H., on the occasion of Mr. Moore's comple- 
tion of twenty-five years as a Trustee. This picture shows the guest of honor with 
President Coles at the dinner. 

Leonard A. Pierce 05, also a member of the Board of Trustees, paid tribute to 
his colleague in these words: 

"At this little dinner, given to our guest of honor on his completion of 25 years 
of outstanding service as a Trustee of the College, it would perhaps be appropriate 
to comment on the distinction which has been brought to the College by the fact that 
one of our graduates and longtime Trustees has been the senior partner of one of the 
leading law firms of the United States, one of not only national but international 

"It would be proper to comment on his generous gifts to the College. Moore 
Hall, erected in memory of his father, is a permanent witness to that generosity. 

"It would be proper to speak of the many hours of painstaking care and effort 
which he has devoted to the interests of the College as Chairman of its most important 
committee, the Visiting Committee. 

"In his distinction at the Bar we have a justifiable pride; for his devoted services 
to the College a deep sense of gratitude. Neither of them, however, reaches the real 
intent and purpose of this gathering. We have asked him to be our guest this eve- 
ning, not because of his pre-eminence in a highly competitive profession, not because 
of his generous gifts to the College, not because of his long continued labors in its 
behalf. Mindful as we are of all of these, this little dinner will fail of its purpose if 
we do not convey to Hoyt Moore this evening a realization that we are here to show 
as best we can our very real personal affection for him, the man himself. That affec- 
tion is and will be shared by all who have had or in the future shall have the good 
fortune to be associated with him. 

"We New Englanders are not naturally effusive, but I know that I am speaking 
for all Trustees present or absent, as well as for the Overseers and Faculty, in saying 
that working with him for a common purpose till now and in the many years yet to 
come has been and will remain not only one of the most worthwhile but also one of 
the most enjoyable experiences of our lives." 

first time in its history to Canada and 
northern Maine. Members of the group 
will sing in Bangor on March 20, in 
Houlton on the 21st, in Fredericton, New 
Brunswick, on the 22nd, in Saint John, 
N. B., on the 23rd, in Bar Harbor on 
the 24th, and in Skowhegan on the 25th. 

During the sabbatical leave of Profes- 
sor Frederic E. T. Tillotson in the spring 
semester, the Glee Club will be under 
the direction of Professor Robert K. 

Smith College will join with the Bow- 
doin Glee Club for two concerts in De- 
cember — on the 5th at Worcester, 
Mass., and on the 6th in Portland. 

On October 15 British guitarist and 
lutenist Julian Bream presented the first 
concert of the season. The Curtis String 
Quartet will join with Professor Tillot- 
son to present Schumann's "Piano Quin- 
tet" on November 17. Next spring 
Portland soprano Barbara Hardy and 
pianist Theodore Ullman will both make 
appearances on the campus. 

Meddiebempster alumni will hold 
their annual reunion on Alumni Day, 
November 8, following the Bowdoin- 
Maine game. 

Weil Wins Honor 

Gordon L. Weil '58 of Hempstead, 
N. Y., is studying this year at the Col- 
lege of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, hav- 
ing won the American Committee on 
United Europe's national scholarship 
competition. The scholarship is valued 
at $1,750. 

The College of Europe, an interna- 
tional graduate institute, was founded 
in 1949 to provide study in the prob- 
lems of European unification. Some for- 
ty students are admitted each year, with 
no more than five permitted from any 
one country. 

Weil was graduated from Bowdoin 
last June magna cum laude, with High 
Honors in history. He was elected to 
Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, for three 
consecutive years was named a James 
Bowdoin Scholar, and was a cadet lieu- 
tenant colonel in the Reserve Officers 
Training Corps unit. He also won the 
Class of 1875 Prize in American His- 
tory, the Horace Lord Piper Prize for 
the best essay on peace, and the Class of 
1868 Prize in speech. 

Weil spent the summer studying at 
the University of Grenoble in France 
before beginning his work at the College 
of Europe in October. 

Assignment Afghanistan 

Professor George H. Quinby '23 re- 
turned from Afghanistan just in time for 
the opening of college on September 18 
after six weeks as adviser-consultant to 



the government of that country in es- 
tablishing a dramatic academy in the 
capital city of Kabul. His trip was 
made possible by a Specialist grant 
from the United States State Department 
under the International Educational Ex- 
change Program. 

Professor Quinby was asked to advise 
on the problems of forming an acade- 
my, constructing a theatre with a pro- 
fessional stage, and training young Af- 
ghan students in dramatics. His report 
includes much that is of value to all 

Afghan Quinby 

drama everywhere, particularly his de- 
fense of literary freedom, which was 
phrased as follows: "The thesis play of 
instruction or propaganda will empty 
your theatres; the criticism of life — 
when it is fairly and honestly criticized 
— will fill them. The more freedom 
you can give your playwrights, short of 
immorality or slander, the more they 
will be listened to." 

Three Brilliant Stars 

Rehearsals for Tennessee Williams' A 
Streetcar Named Desire were started in 
the first week of the fall term. Directed 
by Dan Calder '60, the play will be per- 
formed on November 13 and 14 in the 
Pickard Theater in Memorial Hall. Bill 
Moody '56, the new stage technician, and 
Edward Butterfield of Bath, who studied 
drama at Yale, are assisting Guy Davis 
'59 in his ambitious design for the play, 
which opens the dramatic club's 56th sea- 
son, dedicated to the community of 
Brunswick for its support in funds, tal- 
ent, and encouragement. 

On November 16, 20, and 21, the Col- 
lege Lecture Series will provide three 
nationally recognized leaders to lecture 
on the Modern American Theatre. Clar- 
ence Derwent, past president of Actors 
Equity and present president of the Am- 

erican National Theatre and Academy, 
will speak on the relationship of the 
professional and academic theatres on 
the 16th. Howard Lindsay, playwright, 
actor, director, and producer, who re- 
ceived — with his wife Dorothy Stick- 
ney — the honorary degree of Master of 
Arts from the College in 1951, will speak 
on the place of the playwright in the 
theatre on the 20th. Jean Dalrymple, 
booker of outstanding plays at the New 
York City Center at popular prices for 

many years and of all American enter- 
tainment at the Brussels Fair during the 
past summer, will speak on the Ameri- 
can contribution at Brussels on the 21st. 
Robert Montgomery has regretfully 
withdrawn his offer to provide a dra- 
matic reading of John Brown's Body with 
the assistance of a local cast in Decem- 
ber. Shaw's Apple Cart will be substituted 
as a reading on December 12, under the 
direction of Professor George H. Quinby 

Alumni Clubs 


The Bowdoin Club of Boston is planning 
a full year of varied activities. Jack Gazlay 
'34 is heading a committee that is arranging 
a series of small subfreshman meetings. Bob 
Bell '42 is in charge of the annual dinner, 
which will probably be held in early March, 
with alumni and wives invited. "Bowdoin 
Night at the Pops" is scheduled for May 
14, and Bob Forsberg '53 is chairman of the 


Officers and Directors of the Bowdoin Club 
of Brunswick met at Getchell House on 
September 25 to plan for the club year. A 
dinner meeting for alumni and subfreshmen 
is scheduled for October 29 at the Moulton 
Union, and hopes are high for a second gath- 
ering in the spring. 


On August 31 the Bowdoin Club of 
Central New York held a very successful 

Maine-style shore dinner at the home of 
John O'Donnell '37 in Oneida, N. Y. The 
lobsters were flown in directly from Belfast. 

In addition to the host and seven guests, 
these alumni were present: Arthur Chapman 
'17, Edward Hildreth '18, Charles Sawyer '28, 
George Fogg '43, Richard O'Shea '45, and 
Thomas Chapman '50. 

Plans are going forward for a dinner 
meeting in Syracuse about November I. 
Notices will be sent to members as soon as 
details are available. 


On July 25 about fifteen Chicago alumni 
met at the Union League Club for lunch. 
Their special guests were Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Classics Kevin Herbert and Chemis- 
try Instructor John Frey. The informal gath- 
ering was highlighted by pleasant and in- 
formative conversation about how the group 
might hold better and more frequent meet- 
ings and how it might help Bowdoin to draw 
more students from the Middle West. 

Barney's Restaurant is fast becoming the 
favorite meeting spot for the Bowdoin Club 
of Chicago. On September 10 members met 


BRUNSWICK — Fall Dinner (Alumni, sub- 
freshmen, schoolman) — Moul- 
ton Union — Wednesday, October 
29 — 6:15 p.m. 


— Fall Dinner — Suburban 
Hotel — Wednesday, October 29 

— Social hour at 6: Dinner at 7. 
CENTRAL NEW YORK (Syracuse) — Fall 

Dinner (Alumni and wives) — 
Liederkrantz Club (621 Butter- 
nut Street) — Saturday, Novem- 
ber 1 — Dinner at 7:30. 
CHICAGO — Dinner (Alumni and wives) 

— Barney's Restaurant — Mon- 
day, November 3 — 6 p.m. 

RHODE ISLAND (Providence) — Monthly 
Luncheon — University Club — 
Wednesday, November 5 — 12 

PORTLAND — Annual Dinner (Sports 
Night) — Valle's Restaurant in 
Scarborough — Thursday, Novem- 
ber 6 — Social hour at 6: Dinner 
at 7. 

PENOBSCOT (Bangor) — Dinner — 
Thursday, November 6. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE (Concord) — Dinner 
(Alumni, subfreshmen, and school- 
men) — New Hampshire High- 
way Hotel — Friday, November 
14 — Social hour at 6: Dinner 
at 7. 

Dinner (Alumni and subfreshmen) 
Knox Hotel — Friday, Novem- 
ber 14 — 6:30 p.m. 

NORTH SHORE (Salem) — Fall Dinner — 
Hawthorne Hotel — Wednesday, 
November 19 — Social hour at 
6:30: Dinner at 7:30. 

LOS ANGELES — Monthly Luncheon — 
Hotel Statler — Tuesday, Novem- 
ber 25 — 12 noon. 

RHODE ISLAND (Providence) — Monthly 
Luncheon — University Club — 
Wednesday, December 3 — 12 

LOS ANGELES — Monthly Luncheon — 
Hotel Statler — Tuesday, Decem- 
ber 23 — 12 noon. 

RHODE ISLAND (Providence) — Monthly 
Luncheon — University Club — 
Wednesday, January 7 — 12 

NEW YORK — Annual Dinner — Friday, 
January 23. 

PHILADELPHIA — Annual Dinner — 
Dolly Madison Room of the Presi- 
dential Apartments — Saturday, 
January 24 — Social hour at 6: 
Dinner at 7. 


there foi .1 social houi and dinner, al which 
their guest was Klaus Klimmeck '58, recently 
graduated Bowdoin Plan student, who was 
making a tour ol the country from coast 
to 1( >.im and back again. He brought the 
latest news ol Bowdoin and gave li i^ im- 
pressions ol Vmerica and her people. 

Big plans are afoot 1 » > 1 the remaindei ol 
the club year. Members will gather al Bar- 
ney's en Octobci 8 to greet President Coles 
.uul again on November :> to hear Senatoi 
Paul Douglas '13. Plans are siiii in the foi 
mative stage Foi meetings in February and 

( / / 1 / / 1 \ /> 

\ noun luncheon <>n September 8 at the 
Midday Club marked the beginning of the 
season for the Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. 

I h«>M' in attendance were Berry '25, Fos- 
ter "35, Hickox '34, Bond '37, W. Burton :i7. 
Woods '37, Scribner '39, R Burton '43, Emer- 

son '49, Barnard '50, and Klimmeck '58. te .1 
result ol elections, Richard Woods '37 is 
President, Edward Scribner '39 Vice Presi 
dent, and Virgil Bond '37 Secretary Treasurer, 
Oliver Emerson '49 re-elected the club's 
Count H Member. 

Before lunch, Pete Barnard gave .1 brie! 
account of curreni happenings al ihe College 
and answered questions. Following the meal, 
Klaus Klimmeck, who was beginning a nans 
continental trek "by thumb," gave a lucid 
interpretation <>f a European's reactions to 
Bowdoin, New England, and America in 
general. He was very enthusiastic about Am- 
erican hospitality. Many questions followed, 
a majority having i<> do with comparisons of 
American and European systems oi education 
and professional training. 


Convener Dan McDade '09 was instru- 
mental in arranging lor Klaus Klimmeck '58 

to speak at the luncheon meeting of the 
Lions Club in Portland on September I'.'. 
Klaus gave his impressions of the United 
States and American education. I lie Bow- 
doin men in the audience were Tom Dugan 
'89, Norman Workman II. and Convener 
McDade, who reports thai Klaus was well 
received and that everyone enjoyed his talk. 


In August ilu- Bowdoin club of Philadel- 
phia began making plans lor another active 
season. On October l(> members held a stag 
dinner ai ilu- Engineers (Huh. The principal 
meeting will he a dinner on January 24, 

1959, in the Dolly Madison Room of the 

Presidential Apartments. President Kb Ellis 

II reports that a dinner of roast prime rib 
of beef will be served at four dollars per 
person, including everything, for the Inst 
150 who register. Social hour at (i, dinner 
at 7. 

Bowdoin Browsing 

This "Browsing" column has been written 
by Paul V. Hazelton, Assistant Professor 
of Education at Bowdoin. A 1942 graduate 
of the Collegj, he played center on the foot- 
ball team and was a member of the board 
of the "Quill." After Army service in World 
War II he taught at Jordan Grammar School 
in Lewiston and at Staunton Military Aca- 
demy before joining the faculty of the 
Loomis School in Windsor, Conn., where he 
remained until 1948, when he was appointed 
Assistant Director of Admissions at Bowdoin. 

On July 1, 1957, Professor Hazelton was 
appointed to his present position. He has 
done graduate work at Columbia, Yale, and 
Boston University and is teaching semester 
courses in the history of education, the 
principles of secondary education, educa- 
tional psychology, and the responsibilities of 
the New England high school principal. 

Professor Hazelton has spoken before 
several, alumni clubs, among them the Pen- 
obscot and Vermont groups. 

More or Less Permanent Ephemera: 

I his column this month is not about 
publishing or local antiquarian societies. It 
is. in point of fact, in favor of both of 
these grand institutions. Although it con- 
cedes that there is much to be said on both 
sides, it places itself on the record four- 
square lor publishers, old and new. for 
Knglish prose, good and bad. and for the 
Civil War Centennial Committee. (In the 
old da\s, this kind of literary weaseling was 
called Yellow Journalism.) 

Any judgments hereinafter are of a lit- 
erary sort, circumspect and inoffensive. The 
author, not his sponsors, accepts full blame 
for them and he will correspond directly 
with any reader. All mail will be opened. 
It may well be that this prefatory cau- 
tion will seem absurdly unnecessary when it 
is learned that the writer merely intends to 
say that arclix and mehitabel is the finest 
work of a creative mind since King Lear — 
or perhaps more judiciously in these pages, 
The Scarlet Letter. In any case. a>rh\ /uul 
mehitabel is one of those rare delights of 
literature that rise out of the welter of 

words in which main of us make our living, 
and through which we all travel day after 

To sav that we live in a world of words 
is to make a commonplace observation. In- 
deed we do, and they come at us from every 
direction, by every imaginable means: from 
the newspapers, the radio, the magazines, 
the fourth class mail, even — and most gra- 
tuitously and endlessly — from the pictures 
in the television set. Of course, much of it 
is some kind of advertising, and the writers 
are simply trying to get us to be on the 
same side as their employers. Sometimes it 
may be that this beleaguered column may 
want to contend that the greatest literature 
that we are producing in America today is 
advertising. I don't. 

I am simply interested in considering the 
literature that we get from the daily, week- 
ly, and monthly press, usually in the form 
of news, or commentary on the news. In 
a nervous age, we devour this kind of writ- 
ing in great quantities; and in a technical 
age, we improve enormously the means by 
which we are supplied. 

One hundred years ago, Thoreau observ- 
ed and diagnosed the affliction. He said that 
for most of us, for the average man, "After 
a night's sleep, the news is as indispensable 
as the breakfast . . . and he reads over his 
coffee and rolls, that a man has had his 
eyes gouged out this morning on the Wachito 
River; never dreaming the while that he 
lives in the dark unfathomed mammoth cave 
of this world, and has but the rudiment of 
an eye himself." 

Thoreau 's is a cheerless metaphor, and 
accurate. It is the obligation, too frecpiently 
ignored, of all journalists not only to bring 
us the news but also to help us to improve 
our sight. Heaven knows it's a long job 
and a difficult one. But it doesn't have to 
be the grim didactic job, wrapped in op- 
pressive piety, that some editors take it to 
be. We can be improved by delight. In 
fact, day in and day out, there probably is 
no better way of doing it. 

All of us can undoubtedly make a list 
of magazine and newspaper writers who have 
with some regularity delighted us. And im- 
proved our sight. The common characteris- 
tic of such writers is that they are profes- 
sional. Their work appears regularly and 
they write to space and to a deadline — 
conditions which too many journalists and 
editors feel justify fourth-rate work. 

Like poverty, the pressure of deadlines 
and space may be incidental or irrelevant to 
most of the permanent literature that is 
produced this way. But some very good 
writing has been produced under these 
hard conditions, and one may believe that 
at the very least these conditions set the 
form in which the work appeared. A book 
like E. B. White's One Man's Meat was writ- 
ten to a monthly deadline and to space in 
Harper's in the years just before the Avar. 
In the same magazine appeared Bernard 
DeVoto's pieces which have been collected 
in The Easy Chair and Minority Repoil. 
For more than twenty years, DeVoto never 
missed a deadline; and most of his essays, 
professional pieces, are readable to a degree 
that little, if any, of the more portentous 
stuff that often appeared with it is. 

A book that deserves to be better known 
is Eric Sevareid's In One Ear. This is a col- 
lection of his daily CBS radio news commen- 
taries made during the Korean War and the 
end of the Truman administration. Though 
written for the ear and not for the eye and 
written under the peculiar pressures of a 
four-minute radio essay, they have a quality 
of mind and style that lifts them far above 
the daily welter of events. 

But for me the most remarkable book that 
was ever written to the exigencies of modern 
journalism is Don Marquis's archy and 
mehitabel, the story of the free verse poet 
transmigrated into a cockroach and his 
friend, a cat with an extensive j>ast. Appar- 
ently few journalists have suffered more 
with the pressure of a deadline and the 

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Bowdoin Alumni Fund 

DIRECTORS 1957-58 
Jotham D. Pierce '39, Chairman 
William W. Curtis '20 
Weston Rankin '30 
Allen E. Morrell '22 
Josi\h H. Drummond '36 
Vincent B. Welch '38 
Frederick W. Willey '17 
Richard S. Thayer '28 
Wesley E. Bevins, jr. '40 

465 Congress Street 
Portland 3, Maine 

October 10, 1958 

Dear Fellow Alumni: 

I have the honor to present the report of the 1957-58 
Alumni Fund. In doing so I would like to make the following 

While our goal of $160,000 was not reached, the $147,- 
670.42 contributed make it the second largest year the Fund ever 
had. When you consider that the goal was $35,000 higher than 
any previous goal and that economically times were not of the 
best, the result is still commendable — in all respects but one. 

And that one respect is this: 50% of the alumni contributed nothing at all. There may 
be reasons why the alumni of other colleges should contribute more in the aggregate or even 
more per capita than Bowdoin men, but there is no good reason in the world why any college 
should have a larger percentage of alumni contributors than Bowdoin. 

So for this year let's get that percentage up where it belongs. Remember it hurts only 
for a minute and not much at that. 

Jotham D. Pierce, Chairman 

How Our 1957-58 
Alumni Fund Gift Was Used 

For Alumni Fund Scholarships $ 25,000 

34 Students received awards 
For Tuition and Fees for Bowdoin Plan 

Students 10,158 

This allocation provided a welcome release 

of college funds for general purposes 
For Staff Travel to Schools and Alumni Clubs 1,286 

We were able to bring to more alumni more 

personal messages from the campus 

For Subscriptions to the Alumnus 12,636 

The Directors of the Alumni Fund pur- 
chased a subscription for every Bowdoin 
man of good address 

Contributions lor Designated Purposes 58,580 

Largely contributions to growing 25th 
and 50th Reunion Gifts 

Our Wholly Unrestricted Gift to Bowdoin 40,010 


It should be remembered that, because of the annual income 
from the Principal Fund of the Alumni Fund, every contribu- 
tion to the Alumni Fund is a net gift to Bowdoin, without any 
deduction for expense. 

Standing Class 


























Cup Competition 

Percentage of 



Paul K. Niven 


Wallace M. Powers 


John W. Leydon 


Frederick W. Willey 


Lewis T. Brown 


Vincent B. Welch 


Lloyd O. Coulter 


Currier C. Holman 


Eugene \V. McNeally 


Arthur Chapman 


Carleton S. Connor 


Ralph N. dishing 


Byron L. Mitchell 


Francis B. Hill 


Carl M. Robinson 


Richard S. Thayer 


1910 withdrew 1 
have been first, 

10111 cup competition; otherwise ii would 
with 281.57% <>l its objective attained. 

O C TO HER 19 5 8 


Contributors To The 1957-58 Alumni Fund 

Ike Old Guard 

tgenl Arthur Chapman 
then 158 i mtributon lit; 73.4%) 

ISM — ion 


ISM — IM |S] 
William B. Bradford 

S. Card 
Albert W. Tolman 

ISM - SO |1S 

Richard F. Chase 
ail O White 

ISM - 100 >2216 
u Brooke 

George F. Fireman 

Charles I . Hutchinson 
Wilmot 1?. Mitchell 
t B, S an 

Warren R. Smith 

r w. Turner 

In Memoriam 

George W. Blanchard 
Walter K. Cummlngs 
Orman B Humphrey 
Edward A. F. 

McCuII rogh 
John M W. Moody 
Joseph B. Pendleton 
Frank E Simpson 
Arthur V. Smith 
Victor V. Thompson 
George A. Tolman 
Harry C Wingate 

1891 — 66.6% S375 
Thomas S. Burr 
Charles S. F. Lincoln 
Henry H. No 
Herbert T. Powers 

1892 — 509! 1501 
Harry W. Kimball 

In Memoriam 
Earl B. Wood 

1893 — 100^ $15 
Charles H. Howard 

1894 — 75% $180 
William F. Allen 
Rupert H. Baxter 
Edward H. Butler 
Arthur Chapman 
Francis W. Dana 
Frederick J. Libby 

In Memoriam 
Ralph P. Plaisted 

1895 — lOO^r $1132 

Fred L. Fessenden 
Harvey W. 

Edward S. Lovejoy 
Hoyt A. Moore 
Joseph B. Roberts 
Gorham H. Wood 

1896 — 57.1% $2140 
Ralph W. C'-osman 
Francis S. Dane 
John N. Haskell 
Carleton P. Merrill 

In Memoriam 
Charles W. Mar.-ton 

1897 — 85.7% $252 

George E. Carmichael 
Ralph H. Clark 

Alfred P. Cook 
Henry Gllman 
Fred G. Kneeland 
Hugh MacCallum 

1898 — 100'; $676 

Perciva] P. Baxter 
John F, Dana 
Clarence B. Eaton 
Theodore Gould 

Edward HutchingS 

William W. Lawn 

Charles S. Petter, 
Edward W. Wheeler 
Ralph L. Wiggin 
Cassius C. Williamson 

1899 — 69.2'r $265 
Walter L. Came 
Edward R. Godfrey 
Henry E. Marston 
Charles H. Merrill 
Waldo T. Merrill 
Timothy F. Murphy 
Edwin M. Nelson 
Winford H. Smith 
Clifton A. Towle 

1900 — 58.3% $185 
John R. Bass 
Robert F. Chapman 
Robert S. Edwards 
Frederick C. Lee 
Clarence C. Robinson 
Louis M Spear 
Charles G. Willard 

1901 — 78.5*7,- $1095 
Harold L. Berry 
Roland E. Clark 
John A. Corliss 
Alonzo H. Garcelon 
George R. Gardner 
Arthur L. Griffiths 
George L. Pratt 
Arthur L. Small 
Rufus Y. Storer 
Harold P. Vose 
George C. Wheeler 

In Memoriam 

Kenneth C. M. Sills 

1902 — 66.6% $614 

Nat B. T. Barker 
Charles E. Bellatty 
Edward E. Carter 
Ern?st W. Files 
Er-.e^t B. Folsom 
John W. Higgins 
Harrison J. Hunt 
Harrison K. McCann 
A. Stroud Rodick 
Charles E. Rolfe 
J. Hudson Sinkinson 
Frederic A. Stanwood 
Ralph B. Stone 
William E. Wing 

In Memoriam 

Gibeon E. Bradbury 
Lyman A. Cousens 

1903 — 75% $2189 
1919-58 Total $69,914.34 

Harris C. Barrows 
Philip G. Clifford 
Luther Dana 
Edward A. Dunlap 
Leslie C. Evans 
Herbert E. Farnsworth 
Samuel B. Gray 
John A. Greene 

Philip T. Harris 

William M. Houghton 
Donald K. MacCormlck 
Edward F, Merrill 
Edward i' Mood] 
Ernest L. Minn.' 
el G Munro 
l.. Perkins 
Granl Pierce 
liar.. Id li. Prat! 

Joseph R. EUdlon 

clement l''. Robinson 

Scott C. W. Simpson 

Frank E. Towna 
Leon V. Walker 
Thomas C. White 

In Memoriam 

FarnBWOrth (!. Marsha 
Thomas II. Riley jr. 

In Memoriam 
Ralph W. E. Giles 

Dwight. S. Robinson 
William A. Robinson 


Vgenl Carl M. Robinson 

Members 36 Contributors 27 (75.%) 

$6,472.76 1919-58 Total $22,652.21 

Vgenl Wallace M. Powers 

w- mb rs '-':! < ontributors 21 (91..'!' , | 
$1,807.00 1919-58 Total $44,085.42 

Emery Beane 
John M. Bridgham 1.. Brigham 
George W. Burpee 

Thomas V. Chase 
William F. Coan 

'I'll. .m|, :| ,■ \\ . 

Samuel T. Dana 
Chester B. Emerson 
John W. Frost 
George E. 


Clifford E. Lowell 
Morton A. McRae 
Harold E. Mayo 

C. Franklin Packard 
Wallace M. Powers 
Fred L. Putnam 
Wilbur G. Roberts 
Harold W. Robinson 
John F. Snyder 
Walter K. Wildes 

In Memoriam 

Harry L. Palmer 

Class Treasury 

Joseph M. Boyce 

11. St. his Brigham jr. 

William R. Crow ley 
Joseph A. Davis 
Harvey A. Ellis 
Louis Garcelon 
Karl B. Kilhorn 
Sturgis E. Leavitt 
Walter D. Lee 
Chester A. Leighton 
Herbert G. Lowell 
Clyde W. Osborne 
Kent Packard 

David T. Parker 
Sewall W. Percy • 
George W. Pullen 
Aaron A. Putnam 
Carl M. Robinson 
Edward T. Sanborn 
Karl D. Scates 
Harold W. Stanwood 
Rufus E. Stetson 
Philip H. Timherlake 
Christopher Toole 
Nathan S. Weston 
Frank P. Wight 
Chester H. Yeaton 


Agent Irving I.. Rich 

Members 44 Contributors 29 (65.9%) 

$630.00 1919-58 Total $23,418.70 


Agent Ralph N. Cushing 

Members 29 Contributors 22 (75.8%) 

$1,242.00 1919-58 Total $26,897.11 

Ralph N. Cushing 
Charles J. Donnell 
James N. Emery 
Benjamin S. Haggett 
Everett W. Hamilton 
Herbert S. Hill 
Paul Laidley 
Henry Lewis 
J. Edward Newton 
William J. Norton 
Ray W. Pettengill 
Wallace C. Philoon 

Leonard A. Pierce 
Paul G. Robbins 
Keith Ryan 
Walter M. Sanborn 
Archibald T. Shorey 
Ralph C. Stewart 
Raymond T. Warren 
Donald C. White 
Stanley Williams 
John H. Woodruff 

In Memoriam 

Stanley P. Chase 

Charles O. Bouve 
Owen Brewster 
Ezra R. Bridge 
Harold H. Burton 
Reed H. Ellis 
Guy P. Estes 
Thomas D. Ginn 
Ernest L. Goodspeed 
Roy C. Harlow 
Harry F. Hinckley 
Dudley Hovey 
Daniel F. Koughan 
Daniel M. McDade 
John W. Manter 
Albert W. Moulton 
Paul J. Newman 
Robert M. Pennell 

Harold S. Pratt 
Irving L. Rich 
C. Earle Richardson 
Clarence L. Scamman 
John S. Simmons 
Arthur L. Smith 
William C. Sparks 
Jasper J. Stahl 
Oramel H. Stanley 
Carl E. Stone 
James M. Sturtevant 
Leonard F. Timberlake 

In Memoriam 

Max P. Cushing 
Harold N. Marsh 


Agent Currier C. Holman 

Members 34 Contributors 21 (61.7%) 

$1,823.32 1919-58 Total $24,843.60 


Agent S. Seioall Webster 

Members 44 Contributors 44 (100.%) 

$6,236.93 1919-58 Total $73,366.30 

Arthur H. Bodkin jr. 
Harry L. Childs 
Melvin T. Copeland 
Louis H. Fox 
Lester Gumbel 
Edward R. Hale 
Currier C. Holman 
William T. Johnson 
Frederick L. Packard 
George Parcher 
David R. Porter 

Walter A. Powers 
Arthur O. Putnam 
Thaddeus B. Roberts 
Clarence A. Rogers 
Frank D. Rowe 
Richard E. Shaw 
Emil A. Silha 
Fred E. Smith 
Joseph S. Waterman 
Raymond B. Williams 


Agent John W. Leydon 

Members 34 Contributors 28 (82.3%) 

$2,312.00 1919-58 Total $76,474.58 

William E. Atwood 
George H. Babbitt 
Ralph E. G. Bailey 
Harold B. Ballard 
Chester A. Boynton 
Stuart F. Brown 
Charles A. Cary 
Harrison C. Chapman 
James F. Claverie 
John L. Crosby 
Harold W. Davie 
Clyde L. Deming 
Herman Dreer 
Carleton W. Eaton 
Frank C. Evans 
R. Edgar Fisher 
Robert Hale 
Henry Q. Hawes 
Merrill C. Hill 
Henry G. Ingersoll 
Frank A. Kimball 
Allen W. Lander 

Harry B. MacLaughlin 
Harold P. Marsh 
Burleigh Martin 
E. Curtis Matthews 
Colby L. Morton 
William P. Newman 
Clinton N. Peters 
T. Cooley Phelps 
Ira B. Robinson 
Rodney E. Ross 
Henry L. Russell 
Charles A. Smith 
Winston B. Stephens 
Alfred W. Stone 
Ralph L. Thompson 
Raymond A. Tuttle 
Charles W. Walker 
Herbert E. Warren 
S. Sewall Webster 
G. Cony Weston 
Earl L. Wing 
Harry W. Woodward 

Lester Adams 
Neal W. Allen 
Lorenzo W. Baldwin 
Charles R. Bennett 
Benjamin F. Briggs 
Harry L. Brown 
Chester G. Clark 
George W. Craigie 
Wadleigh B. Drummond 
Edward A. Duddy 
Clarence J. Fernald 
Frank S. Gannett 
Seth G. Haley 
John H. Halford 

Roscoe H. Hupper 
Glenn A. Lawrence 
John W. Leydon 
William S. Linnell 
Leon D. Mincher 
Asa O. Pike II 
Fulton J. Redman 
Willis E. Roberts 
C. Wilbert Snow 
Aubrey J. Voorhees 
Merlon A. Webber 
Malon P. Whipple 
Thomas R. Winchell 
Joseph F. Wogan 


Agent Franz U. Burkett 
Members 56 Contributors 36 (64.2%) 
1,302.87 1919-58 Total .$28,008.50 

J. Henry Babbitt 
Merton G. L. Bailey 
Harrison M. Berry 
Fred C. Black 
John L. Brummett 
Franz U. Burkett 
Frank H. Burns 
William H. Callahan 

Linwood E. Clarke 
William H. Clifford 
Arthur H. Cole 
Leon T. Conway 
Alonzo G. Dennis 
Walter N. Emerson 
Ernest G. Fifield 
George M. Graham 


B O W I) () IN A L U M N U S 

Philip H. Hansen 
Vyndel A. Hewes 
R. Paul Hine 
George W. Howe 
Stetson H. Hussey 
Frank W. Knight 
J. G. Blaine McKusick 
George H. Macomber 
Charles L. Oxnard 
Lawrence P. Parkman 

Ben W. Partridge 
Stanley W. Pierce 
Alton S. Pope 
Oliver T. Sanborn 
Edward W. Skelton 
Edward H. Weatherill 
DeForest Weeks 
Harold S. White 
Joseph C. White 
Harry L. Wiggin 


Agent Lewis T. Brown 

Members 50 Contributors 28 (56.%) 

$3,658.71 1919-58 Total $25,626.67 


Agent Herbert L. Bryant 

Members 62 Contributors 46 (74.1%) 

$1,494.62 1919-58 Total $34,454.16 

Charles F. Adams 
Harold A. Andrews 
Elden G. Barbour 
Eugene F. Bradford 
Henry A. Briggs 
G. Clark Brooks 
Herbert L. Bryant 
Clyde R. Chapman 
Kenneth Churchill 
Edgar F. Cousins 
Reginald E. Foss 
Walter A. Fuller 
James M. Gillin 
Walter J. Green leaf 
John T. Hale 
Raymond W. Hathaway 
G. Rann Henry 
Maurice P. Hill 
John L. Hurley 
Frederick L. Kateon 
Edward O. Leigh 
Henry A. Libbey 
Herbert E. Locke 
Herbert L. Lombard 
William A. MacCormick 
Jesse H. McKenney 
Frederick W. Mahr 
Earle F. Maloney 

Seward J. Marsh 
Leland G. Means 
John H. Mifflin 
J. Arnett Mitchell 
Edward L. Morss 
Joseph C. O'Neil 
Lyde S. Pratt 
Ellison S. Purington 
Burleigh C. Rodick 
Parker W. Rowel 1 
Carl D. Skillin 
Frank D. Slosum 
Carl B. Timberlake 
Harold P. Vannah sr. 
Carle O. Warren 
A. Donald Weston 
George F. Wilson 
Allan Woodcock 
In Memoriam 
Robert D. Cole 
George F. Cressey 
William Holt 
John H. Joy 
True E. Makepeace 
Benjamin H. Riggs 
Frank A. Smith 
Ei-nest E. Weeks 
Ashmead White 

Lewis T. Brown 
Francis X. Callahan 
Samuel W. Chase 
Alan R. Cole 
Henry C. Dixon 
Warren D. Eddy 
William H. Farrar 
Lemuel B. Fowler 
Francis T. Garland 
Alfred E. Gray 
Harold M. Hayes 
Elroy O. LaCasce 
Robert D. Leigh 
Frank R. Loeffler 

Vernon W. Marr 
Arthur S. Merrill 
Percy D. Mitchell 
Alfred W. Newcombe 
Edgar R. Payson jr. 
Philip H. Pope 
Arthur L. Pratt 
Kenneth A. Robinson 
Myles Standish jr. 
Joseph Swaye 
James O. Tarbox 
Earle S. Thompson 
Robert T. Weatherill 
William B. Williamson 


Agent Kimball A. Loring 

Members 63 Contributors 40 (63.4%) 

$1,678.00 1919-58 Total $26,642.81 

Ralph R. Glidden 
Henry L. Gormley 
George D. Grierson 
Coy L. Hagerman 
Myron E. Hale 
Chauncey A. Hall 
Hobart L. Hargraves 
Lawrence J. Hart 
Edward C. Hawes 
Ralph W. Haywood 
Alden F. Head 
Donald C. Hight 
Carroll W. Hodgkins 
William D. Ireland 
Laurence Irving- 
Harry F. Knight 
Paul R. Ladd 
Walter H. Lane 
Raymond H. Lairabee 
E. Robert Little 
Arthur E. Littlefield 
William M. B. Lord 
Ernest P. Marshall 
Urban H. Merrill 
J. Burleigh Moulton 
Norman H. Ni;kerson 

Paul K. Niven 
Gordon W. Olson 
Wallace B. Olson 
Ralph C. Parmenter 
Hayward T. Parsons 
William R. Pease 
Leroy A. Ramsdell 
John W. Robie 
Dwight Sayward 
Abraham S. Shwartz 
Earle R. Stratton 
George R. Stuart 
Harry Trust 
Philip F. Weatherill 
Leigh Webber 
Timothy H. Weston 
Langdon R. White 
John G. Winter 
Henry G. Wood 
Willard P. Woodman 
Charles E. Wyman jr. 
Ivan H. Yenetchi 

In Memoriam 
James A. Dunn 

Leland S. M.Elwea 


Agent Eugene W. McNeally 

Members 55 Contributors 39 (70.9%) 

$2,424.66 1919-58 Total $50,902.36 

H. Everett Allen 
George W. Bacon 
Philip L. Card 
Harry M. Chatto 
Elmer C. Cooley 
George L. Cristy 
Harry G. Cross 
E. Pomeroy Cutler 
Paul D. Demmons 
Leon F. Dow 
Roger K. Eastman 
Edward R. Elwell 
Robert J. Evans 
Arthur R. Fish 
George A. Hall 
Arthur G. Hildreth 
Frank E. Knowlton 
James B. Lappin 
H. Alton Lewis 
James A. Lewis 
Kimball A. Loring 
Austin H. MacCormick 

Joseph C. MacDonald 
Francis P. McKenney 
Max V. MacKinnon 
Stanwood A. Melcher 
Harold B. Pinkham 
Frank S. Roberts 
Clarence E. Robinson 
Charles T. Rogers 
John F. Rollins 
Philip S. Smith 
Alvah B. Stetson 
Ellsworth A. Stone 
Ellwood H. Stowell 
George H. Talbot 
George C. Thompson 
William O. Van Keegan 
Harold E. Verrill 
Samuel West 

In Memoriam 

Manning C. Moulton 

Members 81 


Frederick W. Willey 

Contributors 56 (69.1%) 
1919-58 Total $47,116.91 

Chester G. Abbott 
Percy C. Buck 
Reginald O. Conant 
Laurence A. Crosby 
George O. Cummings 
Albert P. Cushman 
Theodore W. Daniels 
Leon A. Dodge 
Stanley F. Dole 
Paul H. Douglas 
John E. Dunphy 
Paul H. Emery 
Theodore E. Emery 
D. Earl Gardner 
Winthrop S. Greene 
Charles B. Haskell 
Benjamin D. Holt 
Leon E. Jones 
Raymond D. Kennedy 
Douglas H. McMurtrie 

Eugene W. McNeally 
Bryant E. Moulton 
William J. Nixon 
James A. Norton 
Clifton O. Page 
Albert E. Parkhurst 
James E. Phi loon 
Sumner T. Pike 
Ralph A. Powers 
Daniel Saunders 
Paul C. Savage 
Donald S. Sewall 
Lester B. Shackford 
William R. Spinney 
Elmer E. Tufts jr. 
W. Fletcher Twombly 
H. Burton Walker 
Fred D. Wish jr. 
Philip S. Wood 


Agent Paul K. Niven 

Members 79 Contributors 78 (98.7%) 

$5,955.13 1919-58 Total $54,495.76 

Wellington A. Bamford 
Winthrop Bancroft 
Ralph L. Barrett 
James E. Barry 
John L. Baxter 
Elliot S. Boardman 
James H. Brewster 
Vaughan F. Burnham 
Kenneth T. Burr 
Robert Campbell 
A. Wallace Canney 
Philip L. Carter 
Laurence W. Cart land 
Walter E. Chase 
Raymond C. Church 

Robert C. Clark 
Eugene J. Cronin 
Harold L. Doten 
Eudore A. Drapeau 
Robert R. Drummond 
Malcolm H. Dyar 
Don J. Edwards 
Lowell A. Elliott 
Ora L. Evans 
John C. Fitzgerald 
Herbert H. Foster 
Samuel Fraser 
Edward P. Garland 
Donald P. George 
Allan J. Ginty 

Erik Achorn 
Leon W. Babco k 
Boyd W. Bartlett 
Fred O. Bartlett 
Edwin H. Blanchard 
Edward H. Bond 
Clifton W. Bowdoin 
Boniface Campbell 
Arthur B. Chapman 
Roland H. Cobb 
Earle W. Cook 
Percy F. Crane 
Rogers M. Crehore 
Clarence H. Crosby 
Sidney C. Dalrymple 
Lafayette F. Dow 
Roland L. Eaton 
Walter A. Fenning 
Robert N. Fillmore 
Theodore B. Fobes 
Ernest C. Fuller 
Jerry D. Glidden 
George E. Greeley 
Clarence L. Gregory 
Edward Humphrey 
Francis W. Jacob 
Paul G. Kent 
Elwyn A. King- 
Carl S. Kuebler 
David A. Lane 
Noel C. Little 

Carroll A. Lovejoy 
Nathaniel U. 

A. Kirk McNaughton 
Chester C. Maguire 
Lawrence H. Marston 
Edward C. Moran jr. 
Frank E. Noyes 
Henry W. Owen 
Deane S. Peacock 
Donald W. Philbrick 
Frank E. Phillips 
Harry T. Piedra 
Dwight W. Pierce 
Carleton M. Pike 
Arthur B. Scott 
James Seward 
S. Kenneth Skolfield 
Charles P. Spalding 
Kenneth G. Stone 
Marcus A. Sutcliffe 
Ralph B. Thayer 
J. Walton Tuttle 
Isaac M. Webber 
Winfield E. Wight 
Frederick W. Willey 

In Memcriam 

Sherman N. Shumway 
Raymond W. Swift 


Agent Lloyd O. Coulter 

Members 94 Contributes 59 (62.7%) 

$4,468.24 1919-58 Total $31, 363.96 


ion Percentages - 

■Decade Groups 






1910 ... 




1929 . 







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1940 ... 












1 956 


















1942 ... 













. .33.7 



1926 .... 




1947 ... 




1904. . 




1905 . 




Old Gi 

lard classes as a 


registered 73.4* 

'/ of members as contri 


Rcbart G. Albion 
George A. Allen 
Frank P. Babbitt 
Calvin L. Bachelder 
George H. Blake 
Hugh W. Blanchard 
Carroll P. Boyd 
Charles D. Brown 
Elton F. Chase 
C. Lloyd Claff 
Joseph F. Clark 
Lloyd 0. Coulter 
Neil E. Daggett 
Archibald S. Dean 
G. Stuart DeMott 
Glenn Farmer 
Paul E. Farnham 
Frederick F, French 
Hendrie W. Grant 
A. Shirley Gray 
J. Paul Hamlin 
Os ar L. Hamlin 
Stanwood L. Hanson 
Henry C. Haskell 
Edward E. Hildreth 

Mai shall W. Hurlin 
Philip M. Johnson 
Gerald S. Joyce 
Fred W. McConky jr. 
Franklin D. MacCormick 
Arthur H. McQuillan 
John B. Matthews 
Horatio T. Mooers 
George S. Nevens 
Bela W. Norton 
Denis S. O'Connor 
Karl V. Palmer 
Roderick Pirnie 
Albert L. Prosser 
Percy S. Ridlon 
William L. Ripley 
Daniel C. Roper jr. 
Robert ('. Rounds 

Richard T. Schlosberg 

William YV. Simonton 
John li. Sloggett 
Cheever S. Smith 
Edward S. 0, Smith 
Roji Spear 
Timothy K. Steams 

O C T O B E It 19 5 8 


Kuboit S. Stetson 
Boyee \. Thomas 
John \\ . Thou 

am H Van Wail 
r. Wallace 
Manfred L. Warren 
\ Woodman 

Herman A. Young 
Paul C. Young 

In Mi in. ii 

Elliot Freeman 

Harlan 1.. llariiii 

Kgi ni Won < v \ • well 
W- ml I mtributors I" mi 

12391.97 1919-58 Total - 

Curtia s. Laughlin 
Thomaa w . Leydon 
Philip H. Lovell 
Harrison C. Lyseth 
Philip 11. McCrura 
Russi ii M. MoGovi n 
Paul C. Marston 
Oharlea 11. sleeker 
oil 1.. MiHikin 
Harold 1'. Morrill 
Hugh Nixon 
Ralph T. Ogden 
Prank 11. Ormarod 


Maui v. \ 

William W. Blum hard 

Fred B. Chadbourne 
i Wesley C >burn 
Clyde E. Decker 
Louis w . Doherty 
Paul K. Doherty 
Kami A. Dunham 
Lincoln B. Parrar 
Edward B. Finn 
Roj A. Fo 
John U. Gardner 

3 Gorham 
l'i ej K. Grs 

i K. Crover 
Gordon S. Hargra 
Robert H. Hayncs 
Harold D. Hersum 
Donald S. Higgins 
P. Arthur Hilton 
William E. Hutchinson 
J. Puller Ingraham 
Harold C. Knight 
Raymond Lang 

Leon Lelghton jr. 
Louis B, McCarthy 
John A. K. McCIave 
Donald McDonald 
Daniel F. Mahonej 
Gi orgs E. Minol 
Hugh A. Mitchell 

Frank B. Morrison 

Howe S. Ni« ell 
K. Shepley Paul II 
Andrew M. Rollins 
' . Uden Safford 
Arno C. Savage 
Harold It. Sawyer 
Harrj M. Shwarti 

Brio M. Simmons 
Benjamin M. Sunt hurst 
Ralph A. Stevens jr. 
Almon I?. Sullivan 
Donald H. Tebbi ts 
Eben M. Whitcomb 
David W. White 

In Memoriam 
John H. Kern 
Warren C. Merrill 
Perley S. Turner 


Agent Emerson 11 . Zeitler 

Members 92 Contributors 56 (60.8%) 

12,741.26 1919-58 Total $29368.59 

Robert H. Adams 
Gordon H. Allen 
Raymond Asnault 
Edward W. Atwood 
Joseph L. Badger 
Edward J. Berman 
Wendell H. Berry 
Elmer I. Boardman 
Lewis W. Brown 
L. Leroy Burns 
Robert E. Cleaves jr. 
Keith C. Coombs 
Kenneth B. Coombs 
Sanford B. Cousins 
Philip D. Crockett 
William W. Curtis 
Allan L. Davis 
Arthur A. Demuth 
Louis B. Dennett 
Harvey F. Doe 
Edward H. Ellms 
Reginald L. Flanders 
Philip E. Goodhue 
Leland M. Goodrich 
Plimpton Guptill 
Allan W. Hall 
Emerson H. Higgins 
Craig S. Houston 
Albert E. Hurrell 
Frederic G. Kileski 
John J. Lappin 

Harold E. LeMay 
Clarence R. Lindner 
Charles W. Lovejoy 
Percy R. Low 
Alan R. McKinley 
J. Houghton McLellan jr. 
Justin S. McPartland 
Paul V. Mason 
Lawrence B. Merrill 
Warren F. Millard 
Leland H. Moses 
Oliver Moses III 
Perley J. Mundie 
Edwin C. Palmer 
Harold S. Prosser 
Cornelius P. Rhoads 
Ezra P. Rounds 
Arthur Sewall II 
Cloyd E. Small 
Paul W. Smith 
Maynard C. Waltz 
G. Allan Wentworth 
John J. Whitney 
Willard G. Wyman 
Emerson W. Zeitler 

In Memoriam 

Willard M. Cook 
Walter F. W. Hay 
Leslie E. Norwood 


Agent Alonzo Ii. Holnns 

Members 86 Contributors 43 (50.%) 

$1,752.50 1919-58 Total §27,703.55 

Dwight M. Alden 
Albion M. Benton 
George A. Blodgett 
Kenneth S. Boardman 
Carroll H. Clark 
Donald K. Clifford 
Hiram S. Cole 
Charles W. Crowell 
Paul H. Eames 

Leslie E. Gibson 
George B. Granger 
Lloyd H. Hatch 
Leslie B. Heeney 
Alonzo B. Holmes 
J. Woodford Hone 
George E. Houghton jr. 
Gordon R. Howard 
Herbert S. Ingraham 

i .un , ii, ,• \\ . Pennel] 
Philip Pollaj 
Crosby EJ. Kidman 
ir;i A. Eteiber 
A. l'yni Rhodes 
Walter J. Rich jr. 
Prank A. si . Clair 
Alexander Standli h 
Clifford R. Tupper 
Percy 1>. Wilkins 
M. Lavi rence Willson 
John G. Young 

Eaton S. Lothrop 
Edgar L, Means 

Thomas F. Sullivan 
Dewees F. Tice 


Agent Malcolm /•.'. Mm nil 

Members 98 Contributors 65 (66.3%) 

$1,666.00 1919-58 Total $33,976.98 


\ m 1 1 1 / ouis />'< i nstein 

Members 106 I ■<>n>il>iii<ns 58 (54.7%) 

$2,724.00 1919-58 Total 539.151 

William w. Alexander 
Justin I.. Anderson 
John M. Bachulus 
Paul G. Bagdikian 
Warren K. Barker 
Louis Bernstein 
I., e M. Butler 
Milton M. Canter 
William F. Clymer 
Richard W. Cobb 
Clyde T. Congdon 
Clayton M. Ela 

Francis A. Fagone 

William F. Ferris 
St an wood S. Fish 

Charles L. Fletcher 

Waldo R. Flinn 
Ralph H. Fogg 
Ernest M. Hall 
William K. Hall 
Edward B. Ham 
Edward A. Hunt 
Maurice D. Jordan 
Herrick C. Kimball 
Douglas E. Knight 
Wilson W. Knowlton 
Roland L. McCormack 
Hugh G. McCurdy 
Sylvio C. Martin 
James E. Mitchell 
Allen E. Morrell 

George A. Partridge 
John C. Pickard 
Raymond F. 1'ugsley 
Shirley K. Race 
Stuart F. Richards 
Magnus F. Ridlon 
Sidney P. Shwartz 
David Silverman 
Hartley F. Simpson 
Francis H. Sleeper 
Ralph E. Starrett 
Lin wood A. Sweatt 
Richard C. Tarbox 
Albert R. Thayer 
Widgery Thomas 
Cecil F. Thompson 
Eben G. Tileston 
Carroll S. Towle 
William S. Tyler 
John P. Vose 
Evarts J. Wagg 
Maurice O. Waterman 
George B. Welch 
James H. Wetherell 
Bruce H. M. White 
Robley C. Wilson 
Roliston G. Wocdbury 

In Memoriam 

Virgil C. McGorrill 
Eben G. Tileston 

Joseph A. Aldred 

Horian D. Asdourian 

Marshall A. Baldwin 
Francis P. Bishop 
Ralph E. Blanchard 
Law rence Blatchford 
Charles J. Bouffard 
Thornton L. C. Burnell 
Forest C. Butler 
f,2 Curtis H. Caldwell 
Philip M. Caughey 
Glen I). Chamberlain 
L. Crawford Churchill 

E. Harold Coburn 

F. Erwin Cousins 
Raymond D. Curtis 
George T. Davis 
Henry K. Dow 
Carl E. Dunham 
Harold H. Dunphy 
Cyrus F. Fernald 
Theodore L. Fowler 
Albert E. Gibbons 
Granville S. Gilpatrick 
Raoul F. Gosselin 
Elmer W. Grenfell 

J. Halsey Gulick 
Frederick R. Hamilton 
Malcolm E. Hardy 
Horace Ingraham 
Irvine W. Jardine 
Langdon A. Jewett 
J. Henry Johnson 


Agent Francis B. Hill 
Members 112 Contributors 60 (53.5%) 
$3,999.64 1919-58 Total $21,416 


Laurence C. Allen 
Raynham T. Bates 
P. O. Gunnar 

David V. Berman 
Harvey P. Bishop 
Lloyd W. Bishop 
James A. Black 
Byron F. Brown 
Malcolm W. Burr 
Glenn V. Butler 
Marcus P. Chandler 
Allen Q. Christie 
Stanley W. Colburn 
Theodore W. Cousens 
Howard E. Crawford 
George T. Davis 
Hubert V. Davis 
James B. Dunlaevy 
Donald J. Eames 
Robert D. Hanseom 
Harold E. Healy 
Earl W. Heathcote 
Francis B. Hill 
Maurice L. Hussey 
W. Montgomery Kimball 
Elvin R. Latty 
Robert B. Love 
George J. Lyons 
Frank E. MacDonald 
Cecil C. McLaughlin 
Lendal I. McLellan 
Geoffrey T. Mason 
Norman F. Miller 
Homer L. Mohr 
Stephen Palmer 

Clifford P. Parcher 
Willis G. Parsons 
Elliot P. Perkins 
Karl R. Philbrick 
Clair A. Pollard 
Wallace J. Putnam 
George H. Quinby 
Howard C. Reed 
John U. Renier 
George F. Russell 
Philip H. Schlosberg 
Philip M. Schwind 
Jay R. Sheesley 
Richard Small 
Abiel M. Smith 
David S. Smith 
Joseph I. Smith 
F. Delmont Tootell 
Frederick K. Turgeon 
George D. Varney 
Fred M. Walker 
Herbert C. Webb 
Alfred J. Westcott 
Philip S. Wilder 
Richard S. Willis 

In Memoriam 

Eugene M. Beal 
George E. Davis 
Daniel Dennis 
Anatole Desjardins 
Ernest G. Fillmore 
Roy M. Fitzmorris 
Floyd A. Gerrard 
Curtis L. Hughes 
William B. Jacob 

Rupert G. Johnson 
R. Fulton Johnston 
James M. Keniaton 
Albert B. Kettell 
G. Myron Kimball 
Charles W. Larrabee 
Robert J. Lavigne 
Richard H. Lee 
Earlo V. Litchfield 
Harvey B. Lovell 
George B. McMcnnamin 
Adelbert H. Merrill 
Walter D. Moore jr. 
John Morley 
Malcolm E. Morrell 
David Needelman 
Lawrence L. Page 
Theodore Pettengill 
Frank H. Plaisted 
Herman J. Porter 
Bradley B. Ross 
John H. Roth jr. 
Clarence D. Rouillard 
William Rowe 
Frank H. Sellman 
Harry A. Simon 
Joseph T. Small 
Lawrence W. Towle 
Paul H. Upton 
Waldo G. Weymouth 
Dana Whiting 
Luman A. Woodruff 


Agent Byron L. Mitchell 

Members 137 Contributors 87 (63.5%) 

$4,158.51 1919-58 Total $42,273.32 

Ellsworth E. Barker 
M. Stanley Bishop 
Stanley Blackmer 
Frederick L. Bosworth 
Everett M. Bowker 
Walter C. Brown 
F. Webster Browne 
Roland E. Butler 
Angus K. Campbell 
Hollis E. Clow 
Lawrence S. Cockburn 
Ray E. Collett 
Stanley N. Collins 
George V. Craighead 
Albert F. Crandall 
John W. Cronin 
Charles F. Cummings 
Harold B. Cushman 
Athern P. Daggett 
James G. Davis 
Noel W. Deering 
Charles H. Drummond 
Harold F. Eastman 
Harry K. Eastman 
Gilbert M. Elliott jr. 
Thomas N. Fasso 
Chauncey L. Fish 
Harold S. Fish 
Edward G. Fletcher 
Philip H. Gregory 
Gilbert C. Gruenberg 
William H. Gulliver jr. 
Archibald L. Hepworth 
Charles L. Hildreth 
Horace A. Hildreth 
Crosby G. Hodgman 
Conrad C. Howard 
S. Allan Howes 
Harold R. Johnson 
Ernest H. Joy 
Delmar H. King 
Fredric S. Klees 
Howard E. Krol! 
William W. Kurth 
Raymond E. LaCasce 
Roy H. Lane 

Henry L. C. Leighton 
Walter C. MacCready 
Glenn R. Mclntire 
Donald W. MacKinnon 
Francis J. McPartland 
Frederick H. Macomber 
Donald K. Mason 
George N. Miller 
Theodore S. Miller 
Byron L. Mitchell 
Clyde E. Nason 
Allen K. Needham 
Carl V. Nelson 
Barrett C. Nichols 
Joseph M. Odiorne 
Robert E. Peary jr. 
Andrew S. Pennell 
Frederick P. Perkins 
William Philbrick 
Kenneth G. Powers 
Howard B. Preble 
John W. Pushee 
William A. Reagan 
Carl E. Roberts 
Wilson C. Ryder 
William E. Sherman 
Fred H. Shields 
Paul Sibley 
Asa M. Small 
Harry F. Smith 
Lawrence F. Southwick 
Harold E. Thalheimer 
Wendell L. Thompson 
Albert W. Tolman jr. 
Newell C. Townsend 
J. Weston Walch 
Vaughan A. Walker 
Donald C. Walton 
John Whitcomb 
Samuel H. Williams 
Harold E. York 

In Memoriam 

Edwin C. Burnard 
Avery M. Spear 


B O W D () IX A L U M \ I S 


Agent John W. Tarbell 

Members 138 Contributors 49 (35.2%) 

$1,642.00 1919-58 Total $32,684.07 

Albert Abrahamson 
Wolcott E. Andrews 
Gerard L. Austin 
George M. Barakat 
William F. G. Bell 
James W. Bixler jr. 
Charles S. Bradeen 
Gordon Bucknam 
Harold L. Chaffey 
Theodore D. Clark 
Nathan A. Cobb 
Earl F. Cook 
Charles N. Cutter 
Charles P. Davis 
Lewis P. Fickett 
William W. Fisher 
Lloyd W. Fowles 
M. Gordon Gay 
Gilbert Goold 
Eldon A. Gray 
James H. Halpin 
Robert Harkness 
Leland W. Hovey 
James N. Jones 
Ralph E. Keirstead 
Guy H. Lagroe 

Members 125 

John F. Loud 
David S. McLaughlin 
Theodore S. Michaloplos 
August B. Miller 
E. Bowdoin Nealley 
Elliott H. Pennell 
Ralph B. Pennock 
Robert W. Pitman 
Earl M. Plummer 
Kenneth H. Pond 
Richard L. Rablin 
Lawrence M. Read 
George S. Robinson 
Harry Robinson 
Laurence F. Shurtleff 
Cyril H. Simmons 
Leon L. Spinney 
Sherwood H. Steele 
Alfred M. Strout 
J. Harold Stubbs 
Herbert A. Taylor 
Joseph S. Thomas 
James E. Thompson 

In Memoriam 

Edward A. Wies 


Carlton L. Nelson 
Contributors 54 (43.2%) 
1919-58 Total $31,369.19 

Alister R. Ballantyne 
Dana L. Blanchard 
Donald A. Brown 
Errol L. Buker 
Charles R. Campbell 
W. Hodding Carter 
Ellsworth E. Clark 
Charles W. Cole 
Briah K. Connor 
Norman F. Crane 
George O. Cutter 
Thomas L. Downs 
Frank A. Farrington 
Raymond L. Fite 
Lawrence R. Flint 
Sanford L. Fogg 
George W. Goldsworthy jr 
Robert E. Ham 
Paul P. Harriman 
Merritt A. Hewett 
Paul S. Hill jr. 
John S. Hopkins jr. 
Edward P. Hutchinson 
George S. Jackson 
A. Philip Jarvis 
W. Gilbert Kellett 
Otis A. Kendall 
Julius W. A. Kohler 
Donovan D. Lancaster 

William S. Levine 
John A. Lord 
Frank H. McGowan 
John Mclnnes 
Maurice H. Mack 
Don Marshall 
Thomas Martin 
Robert W. Michie 
August C. Miller jr. 
David K. Montgomery 
Roswell Moore 
Carlton L. Nelson 
Malcolm S. Parker 
Richard C. Payson 
Theodore C. Perry 
Lawrence Rosen 
Alden H. Sawyer 
Weston Sewall 
William H. Thalheimer 
Edward M. Tolman 
Burton W. Trask 
Donald W. Webber 
Walter F. Whittier 
Harry W. Wood 
Arthur B. Woodman 

In Memoriam 

Clement S. Wilson 

Performance Scores — Decade Groups 

1908-1917 1918-1927 1928-1937 




( 1) 



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1938 ( 6) 134.86 





























( 2) 
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*Decade leader by a wide margin, 1910 made the highest performance score but re- 
quested that the class not be included in the Cup Competition. 

Daniel E. Kennedy jr. 
Edward C. Leadbeater 
Donald A. Leadbetter 
Wilbur F. Leighton 
Bernard Lucas 
Roger M. Luke 
Bernard F. McGary 
Fletcher W. Means 
Richard W. Merrill 
John K. Morris 
Howard M. Mostrom 
Donald C. Norton 
David M. Osborne 
Donald W. Parks 
Richard F. Phelps 
Thomas A. Riley 
Kenneth K. Rounds 
Howard F. Ryan 
Charles H. Sawyer 
Clark S. Sears 
Arthur C. Seelye 
Edward B. Simpson 
Reginald K. Swett 

Donald R. Taylor 
Richard S. Thayer 
Paul Tiemer 
Stephen D. Trafton 
Robert H. Tripp 
Paul F. Vanadia 
T. Eliot Weil 
Hale C. Whitcomb 
Raymond A. Withey 
Raymond G. Worster 

In Memoriam 

John S. Andrews 
Rodney W. Bailey 
John B. Candy 
Benjamin B. Clifford 
William M. Dunbar 
Charles B. Gibbs 
Cyrus F. Packard jr. 
Edwin S. Parsons 
Horace W. Robbins 
Kenneth L. Talbot 
Joseph R. Whipple 


Agent Richard S. Thayer 
Members 114 Contributors 74 (64.9%) 


Agent Samuel A. Ladd jr. 
Members 139 Contributors 108 (77.6%) 

C. Milton Jaycox 
Bradford Johnson 
Richard B. Ketcham 
Samuel A. Ladd jr. 
Michael G. Lane 
Gordon D. Larcom 
Amos T. Leavitt jr. 
Elfred L. Leech 
John Leutritz jr. 
John D. Lincoln 
Lawrence A. Mahar 
Verne S. Melanson 
H. LeBrec Micoleau 
William B. Mills 
Thornton L. Moore 
William D. P. Murphy 
Carl B. Norris 
F. Hamilton Oakes 
Brewster W. Page 
Lee G. Paul 
Walter S. Perkins 
Raymond C. Perry 
George H. Rand jr. 
Paul R. Raupach 
Harald A. Render 
Parker H. Rice 
Reginald Robinson 
Charles C. Rogers 


Class Treasury 
William D. Alexander 
John D. Anderson 
Philip A. Bachelder 
Matthew J. Bachulus 
Clayton M. Bardsley 
George G. Beckett 
Neal R. Boyd 
Gordon W. Bryant 
Edward G. Buxton 
Ralph P. Case 
Whitfield B. Case 
Loring O. Chandler 
Hayward H. Coburn 
Frederick P. Cowan 
Joseph H. Darlington 
Richard W. Davis 
Walter A. Davis jr. 
A. Evariste Desjardins 
Elliott L. Doyle 
Rossiter J. Drake 

1919-58 Total $28,205.25 

Loren D. Drinkwater 
Edward T. Durant 
James M. Dysart 
Frank H. Farnham 
Webster E. Fisher 
Allen L. Fiske 
Frank Foster jr. 
Edward M. Fuller 
Walter O. Gordon 
Stuart W. Graham 
Maurice E. Graves 
Nathan I. Greene 
John P. Gulliver 
W. Preston Harvey 
Donald B. Hewett 
Chester F. Hogan 
Bradley P. Howes 
Earl S. Hyler 
George H. Jenkins 
Clarence H. Johnson 
David Kates 


Robert C. Adams jr. 
Paul W. Allen 
Paul S. Andrews 
Richard A. Angus 
Donald W. Atwood 
Charles W. Babb jr. 
John S. Balfour 
Nathaniel Barker 
Arthur S. Beatty 
Sidney M. Bird 
Huntington Blatchford 
Howard Bodwell 
Albert C. Boothby 
Harvey K. Boyd 
Thomas S. Braman 
Parkin Briggs 
Frank A. Brown jr. 
Franklin A. Burke 
John F. Butler 
Charles H. Colby 
Norman C. Crosbie 
Kenneth V. Crowther 
Charles F. Cummings 

1919-58 Total $34,181.02 P T ewis w - Rollinson 

Harold S. Schiro 

Malcolm D. Daggett 
Edward F. Dana 
Nicholas R. Degillio 
Henry S. Dowst 
James B. Drake 
Charles C. Dunbar 
John D. Dupuis 
Ralph W. Edwards 
J. Edward Elliot 
Henry L. Fair 
Richard C. Fleck 
Robert C. Foster 
John D. Frates 
Carter S. Gilliss 
Frank B. Harlow 
Millard W. Hart 
Roger Hawthorne 
Asher D. Horn 
Alden E. Hull 
Lawrence B. Hunt 
W. Merrill Hunt jr. 
Herbert W. Huse 
Bradford H. Hutchins 

Raymond W. Schlapp 
Gorhatn H. Scott 
Peter Scott 

Kenneth W. Sewall 
Walker E. Shields 
Herbert H. Smith 
J. Philip Smith 
Philip A. Smith 
Philip L. Smith 
William P. Snow 
G:orge E. Sophos 
Abbott Spear 
Ellis Spear 
Theron H. Spring 
Irving G. Stone 
Herbert A. Sutphin 
Dana M. Swan 
Marshall Swan 
Robert P'. Sweetser 
Wolfgang R. Thomas 
George R. Thompson 
F. Davis Timberlake 
Robert E. Todd jr. 
Donald L. Tripp 
Herman F. Urban 
Prescott H. Vose 
William G. Wait 
Wendell Ward 
Elliot C. Washburn 
James F. White 
Ronald D. Wilks 
Ralph E. Williams 

In Memoriam 

Joseph A. Ginn 
Harry A. Hegel 

Members 139 


Frederic H. Bird 
Contributors 65 (46.7%) 
1919-58 Total $34,360.99 

Pliny A. Allen 
William M. Altenburg 
Atwood H. Bent 
Frederic H. Bird 
Philip R. Blodgett 
Ronald P. Bridges 
Robert E. Burnham 
Herbert W. Chalmers 
H. Philip Chapman jr. 
Vaughn H. Clay 
William C. Cole 
Donald G. Congdon 
Ira Crocker 

P. Sears Crowell jr. 
Harrison M. Davis jr. 
Roy E. Davis 
David Desjardins 
Raymond Deston 
Elmer B. Drew 
CaUb F. Dyer 
David P. Faxon 
Joseph P. Flagg 
George W. Freiday jr. 
Gerald G. Garoelon 

Manning Hawthorne 
William K. Heath 

O C T O HER 1958 


mond K. Jensen 
William P. Johnson 
S. Knowlea 

Man ley P. Littlefield jr. 
Willi;: \ Locke 
ll. Stanley MacLellan 
John II M Loon 
Richard P. Mallett 
Carl K M 

n,li r B. C. 
D.iv ,1 11. Oaki - 
\ hur K. Orne 
Gordon r P 
James M. Parker 
James P. Pettegrove 
Olin s. Pettingill jr. 


ll. berl l. Pn scott 

\\ . Bton Rankin 
Harold D. Rising 
Edward D. SacknoS 
Edward Schwarta 
Samuel ll. Slos 
Ralph S. Smith 
Gilmore \\ . Sonle 
iMh iii B. Spauldlng 
J. Malcolm Stanley 
Hewlett S. Stone 
Henry W. Stoneman 
Many I?. Thayer jr. 
Ktlu in W. Tipple 
Ansel B. True 
Wlnfred N. Ware 
Benjamin B. Whitcomh 
Merle R. Wilkina 
George S. Willard 
Warner Witherell 


Vg ni /. Farrington Abbott jr. 

M, mbers I 13 I ontributors so (55.9" j | 

$2 150.00 1919-58 Total $25,752.15 

K. Farrington Abl otl jr. 
Dwight H. Andrews 
Francis M. Appleton 

\ • iic A it in inn 
Robert W. At wood 
Blanc, hard W. Bates 
James P. Blunt 
Walter P. Bowman 
Ernest A. Caliendo 
Robert W. Card 

George P. Carl, ton 
Alan H. Clark 
James B. Cblton II 
Lyman A. Cousens jr. 

Arthur L. Crimmins 
W • ley P. Cushman 
Robert W. Dana 
Francis S. Dane jr. 
Howard Davies 
Arthur J. Peeks 
Richard C. Dennis 
Frederick C. Dennison 
Donald Derby 
Gerald H. Donahue 
John M. Dudley- 
Brooks Eastman 
Robert S. Ecke 
John C. Farr 
Alfred H. Fenton 
James C. Flint 
Leigh W. Flint 
Edwin M. Fuller 
Warren B. Fuller 
Gilbert Harmon 
Walter D. Herrick jr. 
Mearl K. James 
Albert E. Jenkins 
Guy D. Johnson jr. 
Lloyd W. Kendall 
1 r.d R. Kleibacker, jr. 
Joseph G. Kraetzer 
Vincent T. Lathbury 

Raymond R. Leonard 
Edmund N. Lippincotl jr 
John L. Lochhead 
('. Parker Loring 
John A. Loring 
Robert M. McFarlanil 
Robert E. Maynard 
Donald E. Merriam 
Richard E. Morris 
Donald E. Murch 
Franklin B. Neal 
E. Carl Parnit nter 
David C. Perkins 
Richard Perry 
William S. Piper jr. 
Donald F. Prince 
Richard H. Ramsay 
Gerhard O. Rehder 
Albert F. Richmond 
Harold P. Robinson 
Allen Rogers 
Herbert H. Rose 
Benjamin R. Shute 
William N. Small 
Jacob Smith 
Lendall A. Smith 
Austin K. Smithwick 
Julian C. Smyth 
John L. Snider 
Herman R. Sweet 
Elias Thomas jr. 
Richard A. Torrey 
Charles M. Vanner 
James A. Whipple 
Francis A. Wingate 
J. Fletcher Wonson 
George M. Woodman jr. 
Benjamin Zolov 

In Memoriam 

George H. Souther 

Honor Roll Of Time-Givers 

rhese agents have served, through 

the 1957-1958 Fund, Eoi 

ten or 


onset in i\ e years. 

/■;.• ni 



Emerson W*. Zeitler 



Wallace M. Powers 



Paul K. Niven 



li \ in", L. Rich 



Eugene W*. M< Neally 



John W. Tarbell 



Samuel A. I. add jr. 



Arthur Chapman '94 



1 [owe S. Newell 



John \V. Leydon 



Louis Bernstein 



Richard E. Doyle 



Frank F. Sabasteanski 




Agenl Russell II'. Dakin 

Members 165 Contributors 73 (44.2%) 

$3,464.47 1919-58 Total $10,983.19 

Everett R. Lays 
Warren K. Lewis jr. 
N. Dana Lovell 
Alden P. Lunt 
Seklcn E. McKown 
Malcolm MacLachlan 
Edward N. Merrill II 
Vernor Morris 
Ned W. Packard 
Warren S. Palmer 
Gill ert B. Parker 
Thomas Payson 
Harris M. Plaisted 
John A. Ricker jr. 
J. Clinton Roper 
Albert P. Royal jr. 
Richard N. Sanger 

James E. Scholefield 
George T. Sewall 
Marion L. L. Short 
Arthur B. Sperry 
Charles F. Stanwood 
Warren W. Stearns 
Donald A. Stockman 
Robert A. Studley 
Harry W. Thistlewaite 
Barry Timson 
Morrill M. Tozier 
W. Lawrence Usher 
Richard C. Van Varick 
Francis A. Vaughan 
Leon V. Walker jr. 
Philip T. Walters 

Carl A. Ackermann 
Robert M. Aiken 
Edward I. Albling 
Charles W. Allen 
.lames P. Archibald 

John L. Arnold 

Francis C Bailey 
Dudley II. Braithwalte 

Eugene 10. Brown 

Frederick VV. Burton 

Kenneth G. Cady 
Ralph F. Calkin 

Robert J, Carson jr. 
Harold L. ("handler 
Alexander 1'. Clark 
William W. Clay 
Kennedy Crane jr. 
Russell VV. Dakin 
Byron S. Davis 
Richard H. Davis 
Stephen R. Deane 
Clement L. Donahue 
Frederick E. Drake jr. 
Harold H. Everett 
Robert S. Fletcher 
Laurence B. Flint jr. 
Robert M. Foster 
James C. Freeman 
John D. Freeman 
John C. Gazlay jr. 
Gordon E. Gillett 
Richard L. Goldsmith 
S. Braley Gray jr. 
James E. Guptill 
G. Rodney Hackwell 
R. Lloyd Hackwell 
Robert W. Harrington jr. 

Herbert K. Hempel 

John B. Hickox 
U alter D. Hinkley 

Luther (!. Holhrook 
Henry B. Hubbard 
Donald F. Johnson 
Robert F. Kingsbury 
H. Clay Lew is 
Charles H. McKenney 
Karl E. Millet- 
John Morris 
Richard P. Nelson 
Alden S. O'Brien 
Law son A. Odde 
Carl G. Olson 
George P. Peabody 
Asa O. Pike III 
Robert C. Porter 
Raymond F. Prince 
Seth H. Read 
M. Chandler Redman 
Bertram Q. Robhins 
William D. Rounds 
Bertram H. Silverman 
John M. Sinclair 
Neal T. Skillings 
Donald M. Smith 
Arthur D. Stone 
Thurston B. Sumner 
Frederick N. Sweetsir 
William R. Tench 
Blake Tewksbury 
Edward C. Uehlein 
Alden H. Vose jr. 
Malcolm S. Walker- 
Robert W. Winchell 


Agent Homer R. Cilley 

Members 153 Contributors 70 (45.7°^ 

$2,044.49 1919-58 Total $16,067.96 



Agent Edward H. Morse 

Members 131 Contributors 71 (54.1%) 

$5,277.91 1919-58 Total $21,495.40 


Agent Pltilij) Dana jr. 

Members 14") Contributors 73 (52.1%) 

$2264.24 1919-58 Total $28,528.46 

Frank F. Allen 
Dominic N. Antonucci 
Gilman L. Arnold jr. 
John P. Barnes jr. 
Richard H. Barrett 
Robert S. Beaton 
Paul M. Beckwith 
Allan H. Benjamin 
Harland E. Blanchard 
Dura S. Bradford 
J. Frank Carpenter 
Richard N. Cobb 
Roland H. Cramer 
Philip Dana jr. 
Edward D. Densmore 
James B. Donaldson 
Robert L. Dow 
William W. Dunbar 
Richard A. Durham 
Frederick R. Eames 

Alfred B. Edwards 
Charles P. Emerson 
James E. Esson jr. 
Edwin F. Estle 
Paul E. Everett jr. 
Melcher P. Fobes 
Delma L. Galbraith 
Creighton E. Gatchell 
John W. Hay 
Robert C. Hill 
Frank C. Holbrook 
Frank Howard 
Philip E. Jackson 
John H. Jenkins jr. 
Robert W. Johnson 
Thomas F. Johnston 
Gordon W. Kirkpatrick 
Gordon C. Knight 
Richard M. Lamport 
Stephen A. Lavender 

Robert L. M. Ahern 
Edwin M. Ames 
Douglas A. Anello 
Elliott C. Baker 
Charles M. Barbour jr. 
W. Warren Barker 
John T. Bates 
E. Colman Beebe 
G. Russell Booth 
Richard M. Boyd 
Walter R. Brandt 
William L. Bryan 
Herbert G. Cannon jr. 
Thomas B. Card 
Newton K. Chase 
Ernest L. Coffin 
William V. Copeland 
Bernard S. Crystal 
W. Dale Carrier 
George B. D'Arcy 
Marshall Davis jr. 
George P. Desjardins 
Cornelius F. Doherty jr. 
Lorimer K. Eaton 
Paul E. Floyd 
Hallett P. Foster 
Richard P. French 
Carlton H. Gerdsen 
John H. Gordon jr. 
Roland H. Graves 
William L. Haskell jr. 
Milton T. Hickok 
John F. Jenkisson 
Thomas H. Kimball 
Charles L. Kirkpatrick 
Will M. Kline jr. 

Edward P. Loring 
Davis P. Low 
Roger D. Lowell 
W. Holbrook Lowell jr. 
Sumner H. Mclntire 
Raymond E. McLaughlin 
Edward B. McMenamin 
Albert P. Madeira 
John W. Manning 
Richard A. Mawhinney 
David G. Means 
John H. Milliken jr. 
Edward H. Morse 
Christy C. Moustakis 
Arthur E. Moyer 
H. Allan Perry 
W. Hunter Perry jr. 
George E. Pettengill 
Louis J. Roehr 
Francis Russell 
John D. Schultz jr. 
Joseph L. Singer 
Eliot Smith 
Robert T. Sperry 
Edward D. W. Spingarn 
Louis C. Stearns III 
George P. Taylor 
Ronald G. Torrey 
W. Willard Travis 
John W. Trott 
Norman Von Rosenvinge 
Herbert T. Wadsworth 
John M. Watson 
Fred Whittier 
James A. Willey 

Harry Abelon 
John S. Baker 
Marshall S. Barbour 
Donald F. Barnes 
Preston N. Barton 
John M. Beale 
William K. Bigelow 
Robert W. Breed 
Chester W. Brown 
M. David Bryant jr. 
George P. Cary II 
Lawrence D. Chapman 
Homer R. Cilley 
Robert A. Cleaves 
Emmons Cobb 
Sidney Cohen 
William D. Conklin 
Walter F. Crosby 
Lawrence Dana 
Robert C. Daugherty 
Leon A. Dickson 
Alfred G. Dixon 
Kenneth L. Dorman 
Granton H. Dowse jr. 
G. Roger Edwards 
Gilman C. Ellis 
Allan E. Fenley 
Joseph L. Fisher 
William A. Frost 
Nathan C. Fuller 
John K. Graves 
Melville C. Greeley 
Gilbert D. Harrison jr. 
Richard G. Hartshorne jr 
Charles G. Hatch 

E. Putnam Head 
John S. Holden 
Lionel P. Horsman 
Joseph B. Hoyt 
Melville L. Hughes jr. 
Robert E. Hurley 
Jacob A. Iwanowicz 
Richard V. V. Kemper 
Howard L. Kominsky 
Henry S. Lippincott 
Elias E. Long 
Stanley H. Low- 
Walter M. Luce 

John D. McLean 
Allan W. Mitchell 
Richard B. Nason 
Sterling D. Nelson 
W. Howard Niblock 
Ross G. Palmer 
John O. Parker 
Burton H. Reid 
Gordon A. Rowell 
Donald E. Rust jr. 
Stanley A. Sargent 
John V. Schaffner III 
Robert S. Sherman 
Donald M. Smith 
Gordon M. Stewart 

F. Jackson Stoddard 
Arthur M. Stratton 
Deane S. Thomas jr. 
Donald K. Usher 

F. Burton Whitman jr. 
Robert W. Whitmore 
W. James Woodger jr. 


Agent Carleton S. Connor 

Members 171 Contributors 93 (54.3%) 

$3,817.33 1919-58 Total $21,537.23 

Abraham B. Abramovitz 
Abraham A. Abramson 
Albert S. Allen 
Robert P. Ashley jr. 

Ray S. Baker 
T. Chester Baxter 
Richard C. Bechtel 
James L. Belden 



Benson V. V. Beneker 
Francis S. Benjamin jr. 
Edward K. Brown 
F. Harold Brown 
Edward L. Campbell 
John P. Chapman 
George F. Chisholm 
Carleton S. Connor 
Nathan Cope 
Caspar F. Cowan 
Howard H. Dana 
John K. Davis 
Harold C. Dickerman 
William P. Drake 
Josiah H. Lrummond 
Richard B. Elgosin 
John N. Estabrook 
Harold R. Fearon 
Bernard N. Freedman 
Thomas R. P. Gibb jr. 
i'hilip G. Good 
Arnold L. G-odman 
Alfred B. Gordon 
Richard D. Greene 
George M. Griffith 
Lawrence S. Hall 
Mark E. Hamlin 
Cuyler Hawkes 
Willis Hay 
David R. Hirth 
William R. Hooke 
Albert L. Ingalls 
Richard O. Jordan 
Vaughan Kenerson 
William F. Kierstead 
Asa B. Kimball 
Paul Laidley jr. 
H. Bickford Lang 
Gustave O. Leclair 
John W. LeSourd 
Weston Lewis 
Hartley Lord 
Lawrence G. M. Lydon 

Sidney R. McCIeary 
Thomas B. McCusker jr. 
Joseph McKeen 
Frederic S. Mann 
Wilbur B. Manter 
Myer M. Marcus 
Vale G. Marvin 
Owen H. Melaugh 
Keene H. Morison 
E. Emerson Morse 
Robert S. Morse 
Raymond P. Pach 
Walter W. Peacock jr. 
Robert D. Peakes 
Philip C. Pearson jr. 
Lawrence L. Pelletier 
Thurman E. Phi loon 
Richard H. Powers 
Albert P. Putnam 
Spencer B. Reynolds 
John B. Roberts jr. 
John A. Rodick 
Maurice Ross 
Gaynor K. Rutherford 
Thompson S. Sampson jr, 
Douglas M. Sands 
William P. Sawyer 
Harry B. Seholefield 
Orville B. Seagrave 
Hubert S. Shaw 
John V. Shute 
Maxwell M. Small 
Randall W. Snow 
William H. Soule 
Frank H. Swan jr. 
Everett L. Swift 
Winsor L. Thomas 
Fred W. Thyng 
Roderick L: Tondreau 
Howard H. Vogel jr. 
Winthrop B. H. Walker 
Homer Waterhouse 


Agent Virgil G. Bond 

Members 147 Contributors 69 (46.9%) 

$1,882.75 1919-58 Total $20,792.18 

Carl F. Barron 
W. Streeter Bass jr. 
James A. Bishop 
Donald F. Bradford 
Stuart D. Brewer 
David I. Brown 
Edward J. Brown 
Leonardo E. Buck 
Hovey M. Burgess 
George R. Cadman 
Philip F. Chapman jr. 
Edward F. Chase 
F. Davis Clark 
Robert W. Clarke 
Hubert W. Coffin 
Stuart W. Condon 
Andrew H. Cox 
Robert K. Craven 
Edward L. Curran 
Benjamin H. Cushing jr. 
George T. Davidson jr. 
Robert R. Dearing 
James O. Dennis 
Carl N. de Suze 
Audley D. Dickson 
Donald G. Dillenbeck 
Norman E. Dupee jr. 
John W. Ellery 
Arthur E. Fischer 
William H. Fish jr. 
Harry T. Foote 
Robert B. Fox 
Claude R. Frazier 
William L. Fredericks jr. 
W'lliam Frost 
John H. Frye jr. 
Scott P. Garfield 
Robert S. Godfrey 
Kenneth V. Gray 
John P. Greene 
William A. Greenlaw 
Richard J. Griffin jr. 
John H. Halford jr. 
William S. Hawkins 
Robert Hawley 
James P. Hepburn 
S. Kirby Hight 
Richard S. Holt 

Robert L. Hooke 
Latimer B. Hyde 
William D. Hyde 
Robert W. Laffin 
Harry T. Leach 
Frank D. Lord 
Scott C. Marshall 
Howard B. Miller 
Donald F. Monell 
William E. Morgan 
Robert E. Morrow 
H. Leighton Nash jr. 
Frederic S. Newman 
Basil S. Nicholson 
William W. Nickerson 
William J. Norton jr. 
Edward L. O'Neill 
Edward H. Owen 
Walter B. Parker 
Donald I. Patt 
Thomas F. Phelps 
Leonard A. Pierce jr. 
Charles S. Pollina 
Frank H. Purington jr. 
Leonard C. Robinson jr. 
Brewster Rundlett 
John L. Salter III 
Malcolm F. Shannon 
John Shoukimas 
Stuart G. P. Small 
Denholm Smith 
Oscar S. Smith 
Robert N. Smith 
Geoffrey R. Stanwood 
H. Alan Steeves jr. 
Warren E. Sumner 
Bryce Thomas 
Harlan D. Thombs 
William E. Tootell 
Dudley B. Tyson 
Fergus Upham 
David C. Walden 
William B. Webb jr. 
Vincent B. Welch 
Charles L. Young 
Samuel Young 
Irving I. Zamcheck 


Agent Richard E. Doxle 

Members 152 Contributors 71 (46.7%) 

$1,503.16 1919-58 Total $11,623.48 

Richard N. Abbott 
Lloyd T. Akeley 
Neal W. Allen jr. 
Sidney M. Alpert 
Robert W. Armstrong jr. 
Harry H. Baldwin III 
Robert N. Bass 
William A. Bellamy jr. 
Wesley E. Bevins jr. 
J. Wallace Blunt jr. 
David E. Brown 
Walter M. Bush 
Jeffrey J. Carre 
Harland H. Carter 
Jacob J. Cinamon 
Albert A. Clarke jr. 
John T. Creiger 
Fred J. Dambrie 
Peter F. Donavan jr. 
David G. Doughty 
Richard E. Doyle 
Edward F. Everett 
Augustus H. Fenn 
Elvin J. Gilman 
Herbert G. Gordon 
Joseph H. Griffith 
Lloyd H. Hatch jr. 
Norman E. Hayes 
Paul H. Hermann 
Calvin A. Hill 
Clyde B. Holmes jr. 
Harry Houston 
Thomas D. Howson 
Guy H. Hunt jr. 
Payson B. Jacobson 
Charles Kinsey jr. 

Richard W. Baker 
George H. Bass II 
Walter S. Batty 
Richard H. Beck 
Edwin B. Benjamin 
Virgil G. Bond 
Thomas M. Bradford jr, 
Charles F. Brewster 
Donald R. Bryant 
William S. Burton 
Horace C. Buxton jr. 
Charles M. Call 
Malcolm W. Cass 
John B. Chandler 
Dan E. Christie 
Richard C. Clapp 
James F. Cox jr. 
Bion R. Cram 
A. Chandler Crawford 
Herman L. Creiger jr. 
John A. Crystal 
Charles N. Curtis 
Nathan Dane II 
Benjamin D. Daniels 
Euan G. Davis 
Jonas H. Edwards 
Robert E. Faxon 
Norman H. Field 
Jonathan W. French jr. 
Ellis L. Gates jr. 
Paul H. Gilpatric 
Jack D. Goldman 
William A. O. Gross 
Frederick L. Gwynn 
Crowell C. Hall III 

Ledgard M. Hall 
Charles J. Harkins 
Charles F. C. Henderson 
John E. Hooke 
Edward G. Hudon 
Mansfield L. Hunt 
Paul S. Ivory 
William Klaber jr. 
William S. Lackey 
John D. Lawrence 
William F. Leach jr. 
Ernest A. Lister 
Richard E. Mathewson 
Sprague Mitchell 
Albert W. Moulton jr. 
Benjamin W. Norton 
William R. Owen 
Faunce Pendexter 
Daniel W. Pettengill 
Robert M. Porter 
John F. S. Reed 
David B. Rideout 
Joseph Rogers 
William T. Rowe jr. 
Max Rubinstein 
Norman P. Seagrave 
Richard W. Sears 
Thomas M. S. Spencer 
Richard M. Steer 
Philip B. Thomas 
Charles L. Tuttle 
Stanley Williams jr. 
George M. Wingate 
Donald R. Woodward 


Agent Robert D. Fleischner 

Members 170 Contributors 78 (45.8%) 

$1,724.88 1919-58 Total $13,813.34 


Agent Vincent B. Welch 

Members 1/0 Contributors 99 (58.2%) 

$4,123.16 1919-58 Total $18,383.57 

Donald P. Allen 
Duncan D. Arnold 

Warren H. Arnold jr. 
Harold D. Ashe 

Frank S. Abbott 
Luther D. Abbott 
E. Winfield Allen 
William B. Allen 
C. Ingersoll Arnold 
Benjamin H. Blodgett 
Louis W. Brummer jr. 
Robert D. Burhoe 
Charles W. Butler 
Charles E. Campbell jr. 
Richard B. Carland 
John E. Cartland jr. 
Arthur Chapman jr. 
Leonard J. Cohen 
Albert R. Coombs 
C. Nelson Corey 
George A. Dunbar 
R. Hobart Ellis jr. 
Robert D. Fleischner 
Richard H. Foster 
Paul E. Gardent jr. 
William K. Gardner 
Charles F. Gibbs 
Ernest L. Goodspeed jr. 
Milton M. Gordon 
John H. Greeley 
Horace S. Greene 
George L. Griffin 
Eastham Guild jr. 
M. Weldon Haire 
Daniel F. Hanley 
William C. Hart 
George L. Hill 
Hairy P. Hood jr. 
Thomas W. Howard jr. 
James B. Hunter 
Edward T. Hyatt 
Rot tit J. Hyde 
William M. Ittmann 

E. Porter Jewett jr. 
Benjamin A. Karsokas 
Robert W. Kasten 
John T. Konecki 
Jesse H. Levin 
Ernest W. Loane jr. 
Herbert M. Lord II 
Myron S. Mclntire 
Fred P. McKenney jr. 
Ross L. McLean 
David H. Macomber 
Robert D. Martin 
Oakley A. Melendy 
Richard H. Moore 
Robert S. Mullen 
Austin P. Nichols 
John D. Nichols jr. 
John J. Padbury 
G. Bertrand Paull jr. 
Jotham D. Pierce 
John H. Rich jr 
Thomas P. Riley 
Robert C. Russell 
Edward E. Scribner 
Edward H. Soule 
Rolf Stevens jr. 
Richard H. Stroud 
Kenneth P. T. Sullivan 
Robert L. Taylor 
Morton P. Trachtenberg 
Philip E. Tukey jr. 
Edwin L. Vergason 
Frederick A. Waldron 
George L. Ware jr. 
Harold S. White jr. 
Frank E. Woodruff 
Ralph H. Wylie jr. 
George H. Yeaton 
James W. Zartock 

Boyd C. Legate 
Thomas U. Lineham jr. 
George T. Little 
Walter C. Loeman 
Willard C. Lombard 
Arthur H. Loomis 
Elbert S. Luther 
Bennett W. McGregor 
John C. Marble jr. 
William F. Mitchell 
John C. Nettleton 
John E. Orr 
Harold L. Oshry 
Edward J. Platz 
Jay C. Pratt 
George I. Raybin 
Eugene T. Redmond jr. 
Edwin A. Risley 
Fran r is A. Rocque 
Linwood M. Rowe 
Richard B. Sanborn 
L. Damon Scales jr. 
Eugene D. Sexton 
Lawrence P. Spingarn 
George M. Stevens jr. 
Richard W. Sullivan jr. 
Horace A. Thomas 
Herbert Tonry 
Richard E. Tukey 
Arthur W. Wang 
Alan O. Watts 
Brooks Webster 
Henry A. Wheeler 
Ross L. Wilson 
Philip C. Young 


Agent Frank F. Sabasteanski 

Members 180 Contributors 93 (51.6%) 

$1,680.63 1919-58 Total $15,788.67 

Jean G. Auperin 
Nelson D. Austin 
Charles W. Badger 
Philip L. Bagley 
Robert D. Barton 
Donald I. Beal 
Joel B. Beckwith 
Graham H. Bell 
Harrison M. Berry jr. 
Henry V. Bon.zagni 
Roger C. Boyd 
Daniel H. Callahan jr. 
Robert Chandler 
Donald B. Conant 
Edward W. Cooper 
John H. Craig 
Fred H. Crystal 
David W. D. Dickson 
John H. Dorsey 
James A. Doubleday 
David W. Douglas 
Charles E. Eck 
Charles P. Edwards 
Robert W. Ellis 
John C. Evans 
Stanwood E. Fisher jr. 
Edwin W. Frese 
James E. Gibson 
Everett L. Giles 
Bruce T. Haley 
Ward T. Hanscom 
Richard R. Harding 
Luther A. Harr jr. 
Charles E. Hartshorn jr. 
Henry H. Hastings jr. 
Robert I. Hinkley 
Paul H. Holliday 
Paul C. Houston 
John F. Hubbard 
Ray G. Huling III 
Stetson H. Hussey jr. 
Stanley P. James 
Bradford Jealous 
Peter F. Jenkisson 
W. Dana .Toms 
Kenneth L. Ketchum jr. 
Lendall 1!. Knight 

John P. Koughan 
Eben H. Lewis 
David S. Lovejoy 
Robert L. McCarty 
Harvey A. McGuire jr. 
Roy W. McNiven 
George H. Mackenzie 
William W. Mallory 
Charles W. Marr 
H. Lynwood Martin jr. 
Robert Martin 
George L. Mason 
Frederick E. Matthews 
Charles H. Mergendahl jr 
Harry S. Miller 
Converse Murdoch 
Rupert Neily jr. 
Robert G. Page 
Marcus L. Parsons 
Sumner H. S. Peck 
Everett P. Pope 
Ernest H. Pottle jr. 
Richard J. Quint 
John A. Robbins 
Rodney E. Ross jr. 
Frank F. Sabasteanski 
Elmer M. Sewall 
Thomas J. Sheehy jr. 
Robert C. Shropshire jr. 
Page P. Stephens 
Edwin F. Stetson 
James M. Sturtevant jr. 
William C. Tannebring jr 
George R. Thomas 
George R. Toney jr. 
Lewis E. Upham 
William E. Vannah 
Hepburn Walker jr. 
William N. Walker 
Max Weinshel 
Philip Whittles y 
Joel F. Williams 
Gordon l>. Win. hi I! 
John B. Woodward 
Norman A. Workman 
Walter H. Young 



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|135 1919 58 Total $11530.35 


\geni M <//<<> S. Donahue jr. 

Members 170 Contribut<n.\ 75 (44.1%) 

f 1,260.00 1919 58 Fotei $12,122.29 

G. Richard Adams 
Normal) W. Austin 
John 1.. Baxter jr. 

Arthur 11 Bel 

F. Bickford 
M. Plod ■ 
Kenneth H. 1> »n< nfant 
ph Chandler 

Mut ia> S. Chism jr. 

• S. Churchill 
Edmund L. Cooml i 

, « I C •■. |e jr. 
Ruaw 11 E. Cunningham 
John E. Dale jr. 
Louis B. Dod 

Daniel T. C. Drummond jr. 
Franklin \V. Elaton 

i ii k G. Fisher jr. 
Ferris A. Freme 
Richard F. Gardner 
Samuel M. Giveen 
Deane B. Cray 
Frederick W. Hall 

Thomas V. Hall 

Richard ('. Hanson 
Paul V. llazelton 
Donald H. Horaman 
Charles T. Ireland jr. 
Raymond B. Janney II 
John R. Johnson 
George B. Kaknes 
Edward A. Kerbs 

Arthur W*. K< > lor 

Nelson O. Lindley 

Arthur A. Link 
Ben 1.. Loeb 
Dougald MacDonald 

JOS) I'll H. M.K:i\ 
Coburn Marston 
Kenneth E. hforrel] jr. 

Alls ton J, Morris jr. 
Maylaiul 11. Morse jr. 
Robert R. Neil son 
Robert K. Newhouse 
William J. Osher 
Herbi rt M I'att. raon 

K. Pearson 
Francis M. Ph 
thai i. - w R< dman jr, 
liitirv t;. Kiio 
Val W. Ringer 
Robert F. Russell 
John t;. Sanborn 

Frank A. Smith 

George E. Smith jr. 
II trace K. Sou lea jr. 
Rufus E. Stetson jr. 
Kenneth G Stone jr. 
Leonard B. Tennyson 
Mario A. Tonon 
Lewis V. Vanades 
James B. Waite 
John E. Williams 
David A. Works 
John M. Wulfing II 
James G. Zelles 


Vgenl William A. Simonton 

Members 194 Contributors 92 (47.4%) 

$1,605.24 1919-58 Total $11,698.51 

Julian s. Ansell 
Erwln R, Archibald 
ESdward B. Babcock 
Allan H. Boyd 
A. Gra] Boylston 
.i Kent Brennan 
t'. Brewer W. Brew n 
George A. Burpee 
ii \ Ing B. Callman 
Jo . i'h F, Can i 
Douglas Carmichael 
Leigh F, Clark 
Robert N. Cle\ < rdon 
Kendal] M. Cole, ^ R, Cowing 
George W. Craigie jr. 

Arthur P. Curtis 

John J. Devine jr. 
Walter S. 1 kmahue jr. 
Thomas .1 . Dono\ an 
Norman B. Duggan 
Richard G. Baton 
George W. Bwing 

Holden Findlay 

Thayer Francis jr. 
Richard C. Gingras 
Robert H. Glinick 
Balfour H. Golden 
Herbert F. Griffith 
George E. Griggs jr. 
Truman L. Hall 
Merrill G. Hastings jr. 
Bernard J. Havens jr. 
Walter F. W. Hay jr. 
Stuart E. Hayes 
George S. Hebb jr. 
James Hedges jr. 
John B. Hess 
James R. Higgins 

John C. Abbott 
Frank W. Alger jr. 
Frank R. Allen 
John A. Babbitt 
William A. Beokler jr. 
Andre E. Benoit 
John Benson 
John F. Bosworth 
W. Bradford BriggS 
Frederick H. Bubier 
Robert L. Buckley- 
Robert S. Burton 
Winthrop W. Carr 
Martin H. Clenott 
Philip J. Clough 
Charles G. Colburn 
John Congdon 
John V. Craven 
Charles R. Crimmin 
Joseph S. Cronin 
("harks J. Crosby 
Donald L. Cross 
James I). Dolan jr. 
Haiold B. Dondis 
Allen K. Eastman 
Roger W. Eckfeldt jr. 
Warren D. Eddy jr. 
Robert L. Edwards 
George E. Fogg jr. 
Alan L. Gammon 
Winston P. Hambleton 
Herbert Hanson jr. 
Ralph C. Hayward jr. 
John A. Hickey 
John W. Hoopes jr. 
George W. Hutchings 
Richard W. Hyde 
Roscoe C. Ingalls jr. 
I. onard B. Johnson 
C ntis F. Jones 
Howard E. Jones 
Russell C. Kinsman jr. 
Donald C. Larrabee 
George M. Lord 
William E. Loring 
William H. Martin II 

John B. Matthews jr. 
Donald F. Mileson 
DeWitt T. Minich 
John H. Mitchell 
Nelson E. Moran 
Fred A. Morecombe 
Stanley P. Ochmanski 
Robert M. Paine 
Roland E. Paquette 
Marshall W. Picken jr. 
Benjamin P. Pierce 
William W. Pierce III 
John Plimpton 
Wendell L. Plummer 
Edward T. Richardson jr 
Peter M. Rinaldo 
W. Martin Roberts 
Philmore Ross 
Joseph Sewall 
Robert S. Shepherd sr. 
Lester Simon 
Edward F. Simonds 
William K. Simonton 
Robert T. Skinner 
Alden B. Sleeper II 
Wilfred T. Small 
Donald A. Stearns 
Laurence H. Stone 
Lewis A. Strandburg 
Joseph E. Sturtevant 
Arthur E. Sullivan 
George N. Swallow III 
Harlan D. Taylor 
Horace B. Taylor 
R. Bruce Thayer jr. 
Eliot F. Tozer jr. 
Harry F. Twomey jr. 
Donald S. Ulin 
Robert H. Walker 
James L. Warren 
S. Sewall Webster jr. 
John A. Wentworth jr. 
Warren G. Wheeler jr. 
Stephen T. Whitney 
Edward F. Woods 
Carleton C. Young jr. 

John R. liuri.y jr, 
Richard C. Johnstone 
Elroj o. LaCasce jr. 
William A. Mci.riian 

Adalbert Mason 

ic u hard N. Mi ana 
George M, duller 

John R. Niss.n 

R bi rt G. O'Brien 
Harold L. Osher 
Robert G. Pelletler 
Edw ard S. Pennell 
Geoi go u . Perkins 
Alan s. Perrj 
Donald L. Philbrick 
Richard A. Rhodes II 

EJdward A. Richards jr. 
David R. Rounsevillc 
John F. Ryan jr. 

George F. Sager 

Richard W. Sampson 
Donald I'. Sands jr. 
Richard L. Saville 
Donald G. Scott jr. 
Donald A. Sears 
Philip L. Slayton 
Lacey B. Smith 
Ivan M. Spear 
Robert S. Stuart 
Hubert W. Townsend 
Frederick W. Whittaker 
Gilbert T. Wilkinson 
Ross E. Williams 
Allan Woodcock jr. 
John A. Woodcock 

In Mcmoriam 

Roger K. Eastman jr. 
William F. Mudge jr. 

Morrill Shapiro 

John R. sides 

K. Robert son Sims jr. 

Henry 0, Smith 

Frederick A, Spear 

B\ I nil I.. Stanley jr. 

Laurence H. Staples 
John C. Succop 
William T, Talcott jr. 

F.du ard M. Taj loi 

Nathan W. Towne 

Clifford K. Travis 

F, Lew is True jr, 
Ha. ,.ld .1. V.ith jr. 
George A. Vinal] 
Norman \\ aka 

Marry B, Walsh 

Timothy M. Warren 
Donald L. Webster 
Meivin i.. Weiner 

Robert Whitman 

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Members 229 


Agent Robert M. Cross 

Members 211 Contributors 108 (51.1%) 

$1,863.06 1919-58 Total $11,499.92 

Charles Aleck jr. 
Franklin B. Allen 
Peter A. Angeramo 
William D. Bailey 
Kenrick M. Baker jr. 
Bowdoin Barnes 
Norman L. Barr jr. 
Thomas S. V. Bartlett 
Richard P. Berry 
Richard H. Bonney 
Raymond E. Boucher 
Edwin S. Briggs 
Richard C. Britton 
George T. Brown 
Edward B. Burr 
Robert P. T. Coffin jr. 
Alan S. Cole 
Taylor W. Cole 
William J. Collins 
Richard Condike 
Robert M. Cross 
Robert E. Crozier 
Harold O. Curtis 
John A. Curtis 
George R. Dawson 
Laurence M. Demarest 
Robert I. de Sherbinin 
Edward T. Devine 
Vernon F. Dudley 
James Early 
Harry B. Eddy 
Richard E. Eskilson 
Doane Fischer 
Rudolph G. Flinker 
Dexter Foss 
Peter A. Garland 
Merlon P. Goodspeed 
Frederick J. Gregory 
John A. Grondin 
Albert J. Hammerle 
Austin F. Hogan 

H. Richard Hornberger 
Thomas R. Huleatt jr. 
George J. Kern 
H. Thayer Kingsbury 
David B. Johnston 
Lloyd R. Knight 
Frederick P. Koallick 
Donald N. Koughan 
Harold Lee 
Norval B. Lewis 
Austin List 
Donald M. Lockhart 
William E. Maclntyre 
Donald R. MacLean 
James MacNaughton jr. 
V. Reed Manning 
Henry S. Maxfield 
Donald R. Maxson 
Ad in R. Merrow 
C. Stetson Mick 
Lewis T. Milliken 
M. Kenneth Morse 
Roger B. Nichols 
David D. North jr. 
Nelson B. Oliphant 
Earl L. Ormsby jr. 
Richard F. O'Shea 
Frank A. Oxnard 
Robert L. Patrick 
Wallace C. Philoon jr. 
Albert A. Poulin 
Jeffrey R. Power 
Norman B. Richards 
Earl Rosen jr. 
David W. Ross 
Philip Russakoff 
C. Lennart Sandquist 
Herbert H. Sawyer 
A. Chandler Schmalz 
John G. Semmes 
Kenneth L. Senter 

Philip S. Wilder jr. 
Carlton M. Woods jr. 
Davis P. Wurts 
Donald W. Zahnke 
Robert. M. Zimmerman 

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H. William Bishop 
Frederick T. Clive 

Raul L. Davidson 
Frederick S. Dickson 
Randolph C. Fat. in 

Bdward C. Gan ey 
John K. Grant 

Marshall II. Howard 
John 1''. Lally 
Paul W. Monahan 
Richard B, Smith 

Joseph W. Stapleton 
Ralph N. Sulis 
John I). Toeller 

/{illicit Porteous jr. 

Contributors 8(5 (37.5%) 
1919-58 Total $11,834.38 

Richard L. Achorn 
Robert H. Allen 
Walter L. Bartholomew jr, 
Emery O. Beano jr. 
Malcolm I. Berman 
Arthur N. Berry 
Richard K. Bird 
William E. Blaine jr. 
Henry J. Bracchi jr. 
Beverley L. Campbell 
Harry V. Carey 
Campbell Cary 
Malcolm Chamberlain 
Charles G. Chason 
Clinton B. Clarke jr. 
William S. Clenott 
Richard J. Curry 

E. Marshall Davis 
William E. Dennen 
Morris A. Densmore 
Henry C. Dixon jr. 
Robert W. Donovan 
William A. Dougherty 
Frank L. Emerson 
Robert C. Ericson 
Wallace K. Evers 
John H. Farrell 
Herbert S. French jr. 
Philip F. M. Gilley 
Rolfe E. Glover III 
Ralph H. Griffin jr. 
Samuel Gross 
William Happ II 
David R. Hastings II 
William E. Hill jr. 
William A. Johnson 

F. Proctor Jones 
David B. Kitfield 
Joseph H. LaCasce 
Robert W. Lancaster 
Brooks R. Leavitt 
Richard W. Lewis jr. 
Clifford C. Little 
Dana A. Little 

Roy F. Littlehale jr. 
Donald N. Lukens 
John F. MacMorran 
Douglass H. McNeally 
Harry D. M:Neil jr. 
Harold L. Mason 

Peter J. H. Mason 
Cortland A. Mathers 
Thomas K. Meakin 
Coleman F. Metzler 
Robert E. Michaud 
Alan L. Michelson 
William M. Moody 
Allen H. Morgan 
Luman N. Nevels jr. 
Paul K. Niven jr. 
Richard S. Norton 
Corwin A. Olds 
Dwight W. Pierce jr. 
L. Robert Porteous jr. 
Clayton F. Reed 
Everett G. Reid jr. 
Earle W. Rice 
Richard E. Robinson 
Ambrose A. Saindon 
Tom M. Sawyer 
Harold M. Small jr. 
David S. Smith 
Martin D. Smith jr. 
Reginald F. Spurr 
Albert M. Stevens 
Paul L. Sweet 
Neil R. Taylor jr. 
Harold R. Thalheimer 
Stephen Thiras 
David Thorndike 
David M. Towle 
Robert P. Tyler 
Daniel D. Van Soelen 
Lawrence J. Ward 
David C. Wilson 
Robert M. Winer 

In Meiil.ui.ini 
DeForest Becker jr. 
Charles H. Carr jr. 
Nicholas Davis 
Paul H. Eames jr. 
Lewis D. Evans II 
George W. Fuller 
William M. Greene 
Henry W. Leete 
William S. McDonougn 
Curtice L. Mathews jr. 
Richard M. Qua 


Agent Arthur D. Dotloff 

Members 165 


Charles L. Abbott jr. 
Earl S. Archibald jr. 
Leonard D. Bell 
Eugene A. Bernardin jr. 
Robert S. Blake 
Robert R. Bliss 
Thomas H. Chadwick 
Robert W. Clark jr. 
Willard H. Cobb jr. 
Llewellyn W. Cooper 
Charles W. Curtis 

Contributors 59 (35.7%) 
1919-58 Total $5,586.37 

Edwin B. Cutler 
Duncan H. Dewar jr. 
Stanley F. Dole jr. 
Arthur D. Dolloff 
Leo J. Dunn jr. 
Robert M. Emmons 
George A. Erswell jr. 
Fred I. E. Ferris 
Lewis P. Pickett jr. 
James R. French 
Hunter S. Frost 



William T. Gill II 
Bernard E. Gorton 
George H. Griffin 
Basil J. Guy 
James B. Hall 
Leonard M. Hirsch 
Joseph F. Holman 
George M. Hooten jr. 
Robert B. Hunter 
Charles A. Jordan jr. 
George G. Kent 
J. Frank Kimball 
Guy W. Leadbetter jr. 
Robert D. Levin 
John G. Lyons jr. 
Eugene P. McGlauflin 
Peter B. Macomber 
John F. Magee 
Robert C. Miller 

Robert L. Morrell 
Gardner N. Moulton 
Benjamin W. Nevitt 
Philip C. Roberts 
John M. Robinson 
Richard A. Roundy jr. 
William S. Silsby jr. 
Francis W. K. Smith 
Philip S. Smith jr. 
Frederick W. Spaulding 
Widgery Thomas jr. 
Bernard M. Toscani 
Robert J. Walsh jr. 
Colby M. Ward 
Stanley D. Weinstein 
Frederick W. Willey jr. 
Joseph W. Woods 
David S. Wyman 


Agent John Cummins 

Members 171 Contributors 88 (51.4%) 

$1,152.94 1919-58 Total $5,991.45 

Class Treasury 
David M. Abrahamson 
John A. Adolphson 
James O. Aronson 
Albert L. Babcock 
Bradlee M. Backman 
Willis R. Barnstone 
Hartley C. Baxter II 
James M. Blanz 
Donald S. Bloomberg 
John J. Boland 
Joseph A. Boyer jr. 
Alan C. Bugbee 
Harold N. Burnham 
William H. Charles jr. 
Allan M. Clark 
David S. Collins 
H. James Cook 
Arnold Cooper 
Jackson H. Crowell 
Sumner F. Crowell 
John Cummins 
Edward K. Damon 
Wilfrid Devine 
David A. Dickson 
Robert C. Dolan 
Timothy J. Donovan jr. 
Simon Dorfman 
John M. Dunlap jr. 
C. Cabot Easton 
L. Richard Edgcomb 
James Eells jr. 
Charles L. Erickson 
Morton H. Frank 
Herbert Gillman jr. 
Robert A. Good 
Peter O. Grant 
Everett W. Gray 
Arthur A. Hamblen 
Blake T. Hanna 
Donald I. Harmon 
Melvin I. Heymann 
Raymond A. Jensen 
Donald M. Johnston 
Edward L. Kallop jr. 

Ralph E. Keirstead jr. 
William L. Kern 
James E. Kimball II 
John P. Kline 
Harry Larchian 
Robert J. Leach 
Bernard A. LeBeau 
Philip K. Leonard 
Wayne M. Lockwood 
James B. Longley 
John M. McGorrill 
Frederic G. McMahon 
Eugene B. Martens jr. 
Richard A. Maxwell 
Myron Milden 
George W. Miller 
Robert W. Miller 
Stephen E. Monaghan 
Herbert B. Moore 
Daniel W. Morrison 
George C. Mossman 
Boyd Murphy 
Bernard Osher 
Richard E. Poulos 
Rosalvin Robbins 
Hugh P. Robinson 
George G. D. Rockwell 
Donald F. Russell 
Herbert S. Sawyer 
Arthur H. Showalter jr. 
Herbert T. Silsby II 
J. Austin Sowles 
Edward M. Stone 
Raymond H. Swift 
Jack L. Thacher 
John L. Thomas 
John L. Tyrer 
Robert H. Weatherill 
Thomas C. Weatherill 
John Whitcomb jr. 
Richard O. Whitcomb 
Clifford E. Wilson jr. 
Thomas O. Woolf jr. 
Rich H. Worth 

J. Dickson Edson jr. 
Oliver F. Emerson II 
Walter B. Favorite 
Homer Fay 
Sherman E. Fein 
Peter J. Fennel 
Clarence W. Fiedler jr. 
Walter W. Files jr. 
Frederick J. Foley jr. 
Allan Fraser 
Joseph T. Fraser III 
Richard M. Frye 
Edward D. Gillen 
Lloyd A. Goggin 
Hayden B. Goldberg 
Edward J. Goon 
Ettiil G. Hahnel 
Paul S. Hennessey 
Paul A. Hillson 
Aurelius S. Hinds II 
Richard B. Holden jr. 
Edward S. Hunter 
William D. Ireland jr. 
James T. Keefe jr. 
Francis R. Kelly 
William C. Kilroy 
Daniel B. Kunhardt 
Frederick W. Lacey jr. 
James B. Lappin jr. 
J. Guy Larochelle 
Robert W. Leonard 
Lawrence Lewis 
Robert E. List 
John O. Lowe 
Fred W. McConky III 
William C. McCormack 

Stuart S. MacLeod 
William A. Maillet 
Orin A. May 
George Milligan III 
Frederick A. Moore 
Malcolm E. Morrell jr. 
Lawrence A. Nadeau 
George Paradis 
George A. Parsons jr. 
Johnson Poor 
Paul G. Query 
E. Gene Ramsey 
Willard C. Richan 
Donald W. Richardson 
C. Craig Ryder 
Jerome H. St. Clair 
Edwin H. Sample 
Joseph J. Schmuch 
Richard W. Schrack 
Lester B. Shackford jr. 
Bladen R. Smith 
Donald C. Spring 
Josiah H. Staples 
Lyle W. Sweet 
George R. Swift 
Robert T. Tanner 
Louis A. Tonry 
Calvin V. Vanderbeek jr. 
Richard D. Van der Feen 
Harold G. Vincent jr. 
William G. Wadman 
Harry E. Waning 
Jared T. Weatherill 
Richard A. Wiley 
Martin E. Wooden 
Philip T. Young jr. 



for 1958-1959 



60 per cent of Bowdoin Men 



4676 Contributors 

Roy A. Gallant 
David W. Garland 
William N. Gaylord 
Ralph D. Gibson 
John E. Good 
Bruce H. Gower 
Robert E. Graff 
Elliot R. Green 
Robert G. Gulian 
Richard M. Hallet jr. 
Richard C. Hatch 
William T. Hawkens jr. 
Angus G. Hebb 
Merton G. Henry 
Province M. Henry 
Russell S. Hewett 
Douglas R. Hill 
Marshall Hills 
Wolcott A. Hokanson jr. 
Leland B. Howe 
John R. Hupper 
John D. W. Joy 
Richard K. Kennedy 
Elliot F. Keyes 
E. Leroy Knight 
Richard A. Leavitt 
Martin H. Lee 
R. Willis Leith jr. 
Gordon F. Linke 
Edwin H. Lundwall 
Robert E. McAvoy 
Gerald N. McCarty 
John N. Marshall 
Robert B. Mason 
Walter S. Mather 
Robert M. Merrill 
Malcolm S. Moore 
Richard A. Morrell 
Donald F. Mortland 
Sidney S. Nichols 
Robert W. Olson 
Robert W. Osgood III 
Norman F. Ottley 
J. Richard Pandora 
Albert B. Patton 
Donald D. Payne 
N. Douglas Payne 
Francis S. Perry 

Samuel W. Philbrick 
Ronald S. Potts 
Robert V. Powers 
Norman L. Rapkin 
John G. Root 
Conrad Rosander 
John J. Russell 
Robert C. Sawyer 
Arthur Simensky 
Sanford R. Sistare 
BenjaminM.Smethurst jr. 
Donald B. Snyder jr. 
Phineas Sprague 
J. Ward Stackpole 
Richard A. Stacy 
Robert K. Stafford 
Robert H. Stengel 
Malcolm S. Stevenson 
Erwin J. Stinneford 
Gregory H. Stone 
Trowbridge Strong- 
John F. Sturtevant 
Robert E. Swann 
Foster Tallman 
Andrew F. Thomas 
C. BoardmanThompson II 
Howard L. Thorburn jr. 
Bruce S. Tornquist 
Raymond S. Troubh 
Alfred D. Veale 
W. David Verrill 
Robert J. Waldron 
J. Russell Washburne jr. 
William W. Watson 
William T. Webster 
Paul T. Welch 
Bruce H. M. White jr. 
William H. White 
Charles W. Wilder 
Milo W. Wilder III 
Arthur F. Williams 
William H. Wineland 
Alexander M. Wolfe jr. 
Julian H. Woolford 
Paul J. Zdanowicz 

In Memoriam 

Philip S. Slocum 


Agent Willard B. Arnold III 

Members 268 Contributors 118 (44.%) 

$1,209.33 1919-58 Total $5,428.24 

Members 268 


William G. Wadman 

Contributors 108 (40.2%) 
1919-58 Total $7,752.53 

Members 379 


Gerald N. McCarty 
Contributors 136 (35.8%) 
1919-58 Total $10,734.26 

Richard C. Acker 
Robert C. Alexander 
John P. Ashey II 
Ernest L. Bainton jr. 
Peter S. Barracca 
Robert W. Biggar jr. 
Philip C. Bolger 
James H. Bonney 
Joseph E. Bradley jr. 
Peter S. Bradley 
Matthew D. Branche 
Audley C. Britton 
William C. Brooks 
Robert H. Brownell 
Richard M. Burston 
Edward E. Butler 
Sherman B. Carpenter 
Clifford C. Cavanaugh 

R. Bruce Cay 
Charles E. Cole 
Carl J. Cooper 
J. Raymond Coulombe 
A. Reid Cross jr. 
David Crowell 
Alexander J. Curtis 
Clark Danielson 
Robert K. Darden 
Richard P. Davis 
William M. Davis 
Donald C. Day 
Daniel L. Dayton jr. 
Bernard M. Devine 
James H. Doughty 
Russell S. Douglas 
Warren H. Dunning II 
Edward S. Early 

J. Brooke Aker 
Robert U. Akeret 
Richard F. Alden 
Emil W. Allen jr. 
Robert W. Allen 
Frederick C. Andrews 
J. Robert Barlow 
Peter C. Barnard 
Bruce W. Barrett 
William R. Barron 
Bernard D. Barton 
Gordon R. Beem 
David M. Berwind 
Robert C. Bolles 
Arthur R. Bonzagni 
Stanley J. Boska 
Ja kson H. Brace 
Richard F. Brackett 
Joseph F. Britton 
Jack A. Bump 
David F. Burke jr. 

Davis L. Burnell 
Harry B. Carney jr. 
Thomas R. Chapman 
Gerald L. Cogan 
Stephen D. Condon 
Fred R. Coryell 
Kenneth L. Cross 
Christopher C. Crowell jr 
Francis R. Currie 
Robert S. Currier 
Joshua W. Curtis jr. 
Philip F. Danforth jr. 
Cornelius P. Darcy 
Sterge T. Demetriades 
F. Donald Dorsey 
John E. Dulfer 
David L. Early 
Peter S. Eastman 
Dan S. Edgerton 
Richard A. Farr 
Curtis M. Foster 
Samuel A. Francis 

Harry E. Adams 
Frank L. Allen 
William M. Allen 
Mark J. Anton 
Willard B. Arnold III 
Robert H. Avery 
Alan L. Baker 
Richard A. Bamforth 
Richard C. Ban- 
Robert J. Beal 
Philip S. Bird 
Igor R. Blake 
John Blatchford 
Charles A. Bradley III 
Lester E. Bunker jr. 
Paul M. Bun- 
Donald F. Carlo 
Edgar S. Catlin jr. 
Charles R. Claflin 
Rupert O. Clark 
William H. Clifford jr. 
Richard N. Coffin 
Edward Cogan 
David F. Conrad 
Henry L. Conway jr. 
Robert F. Corliss 
Paul W. Costello 
John D. Cronin 
C. Russell Crosby jr. 
Andrew B. Crummy jr. 
John T. Daggett jr. 
William H. Davis II 
Robert E. DeCosta 
Peter J. DeTroy jr. 
Roger W. Dolan 
Dudley Dowell jr. 
Robert J. Eaton 

Joseph H. Flather jr. 
Charles R. Forker 
George M. Fox 
Gilman N. Friend 

Leonard B. Gilley 
Elmo Giordanetti 
Burton M. Gottlieb 
Donald W. Gould 
William T. Graham jr. 
Donald E. Hare 
George J. Harrington jr. 
Keith W. Harrison 
Hugh W. Hastings II 
Benjamin V. Haywood 
Leroy P. Heely 
Eugeno O. Henderson 
Chester E. Homer jr. 
William M. Houston 
Robert E. Howard 
Norman A. Hubley 
Kenneth C. Hutchinson 
Paul Hwoschinsky 
Edward J. Hyre 
William L. Jewell 
James M. Kelley 
Robert J. Kemp 
Robert P. Kennedy jr. 
William Knights 
Earle R. Loonier jr. 
John F. Loud 
Jon A. Lund 
Bruce A. Lunder 
John B. MacChesney 
John A. Manfuso 
Manfred M. Markhof 
John Marno II 
Stuart D. Marsh 
Grover E. Marshall 
Donald S. Mathison 
Alvin H. Miller 
Thomas H. Mitchell 
Donald J. Moore jr. 
George A. Murraj 
James 1). Murtha 
James K. Nelson 


Above Average 
1 hese S8 i lasses bettered oui overall participation <>l 19.7% 





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191 1 





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1 920 






1 922 








1923 .... 




1911 ... 





.... 51.1 

1921 ... 

.... 50. 

Mickej P. Weiner 
Dayton C. Wolfe 

Members 258 

RIi hard G. Wragg 
William 1'. Wyatt Jr. 

l!). r >l 
/ ho mas II . Joy 
Contributors 87 (S&7%) 
1919 58 Total $3,044.03 

William J. Nightingale 
Preeeott H. Pardoe 
William M. Patterson jr. 
Paul M. PeUeUer 
Theodore G. Rami 
George M. Reeves 
Albert M. Rogers 
Edward P. Samiljan 
Leonard G. Saulter 
Joseph P. Savoia 
Donald L. Sawyer 
Everett E. Schmidt 
Robert W. Scull 
Herbert A. Seaman 
Barclay M. Shepard 
John J. Shinner 
Kenneth M. Simpson jr. 
William B. Skelton II 

Richard T. Spear 

Welles A. Standish II 

Thomas 1'. Staples 
Owen P. Stearns 
Warren W. Strout 
W. Frederic Thomas jr. 
Richard H. Tinsley 
John H. Topham 
Robert E. Toppan 
Hubbard Trefts 
Richard M. Van Orden 
Richard S. Vokey 
Lloyd Wallis jr. 
Laurence A. Wescott 
Carl L. Wilcken 
David C. Willey 
Wallace A. Wing 
John G. Winter jr. 

Charles D. Scoville 
Paul S. Selya 
Craig S. C. Shaw 
Henry D. M. 

Sherrerd jr. 
John I). Slocum 
Richard J. Smith 
Philip K. Stern 
Harold W. Stuart jr. 
Richard E. Swann 

T. Peter Sylvan II 
Joseph S. Tiede 
Vaughan A. Walker jr. 
Francis H. Wass 
Roper A. Welch 
Warren W. Wheeler 
Louis A. Wood 
David H. Woodruff 
Richard T. Wright 

Agent Bruce C. McGorrill 

Members 210 Contributors 99 (47.1%) 

SI. 037.68 1919-58 Total $3,4.56.34 


Members 197 
$1,055 35 


Charles D. Scoville 

Contributors 96 (48.7%) 
1919-38 Total $4,027.84 

Hebron E. Adams 
Herbert D. Andrews 
Adrian L. Asherman 
Harold E. Beisaw 
Raymond G. Biggar 
Arthur P. Bishop 
James A. Black jr. 
William G. Boggs jr. 
Claude B. Bonang 
William J. Boucher 
Frederick B. Brehob 
William S. Burnham 
B. Randolph Cady jr. 
John M. Campbell 
Donald A. Carman 
Clifford A. Clark 
Edward T. Clary 
Alvin G. Clifford 
William P. Coekburn 
Benjamin P. Coe 
John W. Conti 
Richard Y. Coombs 
John W. Cooper 
Hugh P. Costello 
Edgar M. Cousins 
Thomas E. Damon 
John D. Davis 
David C. Dean 
Walter G. Distler jr. 
Birger Eiane 
Edmond N. Elowe 
Richard E. Elwell 
Charles M. Ericson 
George M. Farr 
I. Paul Fleishman 
Richard A. Hall 
Richard W. Ham 
William H. Hazen 
Fred Hochberger jr. 

Julian C. Holmes 
John R. Hurley 
David M. Iszard 
John L. Ivers 
Rogers W. Johnson 
Merle R. Jordan 
C. Russell Kelleran jr. 
John A. Kohlberg 
Donald R. Kurtz 
Andrew G. Lano 
Leland O. Ludwig III 
Chalmers MacCormiek 
Richard P. McCusker 
Robert F. McGrath 
Reginald P. McManus 
Thomas Magoun 
George C. C. Maling jr 
Alfred O. Mann jr. 
Warren F. Millard jr. 
John B. Morrell 
Linwood A. Morrell 
Robert N. Morrison 
Donald R. Murphy 
Burton A. Nault 
Campbell B. Niven 
John C. Phillips 
Hugh H. Pillsbury 
Peter K. Race 
Donald L. Richter 
J. David Ricker 
John A. Ritsher 
Menelaos G. Rizoulis 
William C. Rogers 
Warren R. Ross 
John L. Rowe 
Donald M. Russell jr. 
Theodore M. Russell 
Theodore H. Sanford 
Carleton E. Sawyer 

Donald C. Alcaide 
Carlton L. Apollonio 
Robert K. G. 

Arwezon jr. 
Louie J. Audet 
Jonathan Bartlett 
Walter E. Bartlett 
Harris I. Baseman 
James W. Beattie 
Raymond M. Biggs 
Herbert A. Black II 
Leonard Bloomberg 
Elward M. Bresett jr. 
Donald A. Buckingham 
Jay A. Carson 
Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon 
Richard L. Church jr. 
Peter Clifford 
James M. Connellan 
Stuart F. Cooper 
Phillip P. Damon 
Charles F. Davis 
John L. Davis 
John G. Day 
Francis M. DiBiase 
David F. Dodd 
Abraham E. Dorfman 
James R. Dorr 
Paul F. Dudley jr. 
Robert Dunlap 
Charles A. Englund 
Frank J. Farrington 
Robert R. Forsberg 
E. Ward Gilman 
Carl D. Goddard 
Allan M. Golden 
Richard T. Goodman 
William H. Graff 
Robert E. Gray 
Leander A. Guite jr. 
Alan R. Gullicksen 
William H. Hartley 
John A. Henry 
James E. Herrick jr. 
<,'harles L. Hildreth jr. 
Russell M. Hird 
Alden E. Hortt>n jr. 
Geoffrey P. Houghton 

Dudley C. Hovey 
George M. Hyde 
William T. Johnson jr. 
Anthony K. Kennedy III 
Ronald R. Lagueux 
Donald E. Landry 
Thomas H. Lathrop 
Robert F. Law 
William J. Leacacos 
Ralph J. Levi 
Martin G. Levine 
Paul C. Lewis 
Robert S. Linnell 
Donald G. Lints 
Raymond M. Little 
Thomas F. Lyndon 
John S. MacDermid 
Bruce C. McGorrill 
John P. McGovern 
Harold N. Mack 
Denis W. Monroe 
B. Michael Moore 
George C. Moore 
Johnes K. Moore 
F. W. Peter Mundy III 
John H. Needham jr. 
H. Davison Osgood jr. 
Thomas Otis jr. 
John S. Peckham 
Raymond S. Petterson 
Thomas R. Pickering 
Gleason A. Rand jr. 
Paul Revere jr. 
Theodore D. Robbins jr. 
Carl E. Roberts jr. 
Peter L. Runton 
Alden H. Sawyer jr. 
J. Gilmour Sherman 
Charles J.Shuttleworth jr 
Daniel H. Silver 
Roderick M. Simpson 
Bradford K. Smith 
William W. Smith 
William W. Sterling 
Ellery A. Thurston 
Francis L. Valente jr. 
Bruce Wald 
Warren H. Weatherill 

( lordon W. Andei son 
David W. Bailey 

John M. li. Ik;. 

Peter Blatchford 
Donald W. Blodgett 
David H. Caldwell 
Todd 11. Callihan 
Thoma . A. Campbell jr. 
William K. Clark II 
Paul .1. Clifford 
David S. Coleman 

James A. Cook jr. 
Bruce N. Coopi r 
Robert H. Cusliman 
Frederic G. Dalldorf 
David W. Donahue 
John J. Donohue jr. 
Henry P. Dowst 
Frederick I). Dunn 
Lawrence E. Dwight 
Julius W. Emmert 
Albert S. Farrington 
William A. Fickett 
James R. Flaker 
Russell J. Folta 
Benson Ford 
W. Scott Fox jr. 
William J. Fraser 
W. John Friedlander 
James P. Gaston 
Richard C. Gibson 
Gerard D. Goldstein 
Willis H. Goodman 
Robert J. Grainger 
Timothy G. Greene 
Robert C. Grout 
H. Graham Hay 
Robert P. Hazzard III 
Horace A. Hildreth jr. 
William E. Hill 
William F. Hoffmann 
George W. Hulme 
George O. Jackson 
Thomas W. Joy 

Preston B. Keith 

Charles C. l.add jr. 
How aid S. Levin 
Gerald M. Lewis 
Richard B. Little 
Mi.hael J. M< Cabe 
David (■',. McCornack* jr. 
Frank A. MacDonald 
Theophilus !:. 
McKinney jr. 

.John B, Malcolm jr. 
Alan W. Markell 
I laniel A. Miller 
Kenneth B. Miller 
Norman F. Milne jr. 
David A. Mitchell 
Roswell Mooi-o jr. 
John C. Newman 
Barrett C. Nichols jr. 
John V. Nungcsser 
Joseph T. O'Connor 
Charles E. Orcutt jr. 
David H. Payor 
George F. Phillips jr. 
Herbert P. Phillips 
Charles Ranlett 
John H. P. Rice 
Herrick C. Ridlon 
Richard B. Salsman 
Leo R. Sauve 
Robert B. Sawyer 
Walter F. Schwarz 
William D. Shaw 
James O. Smith 
David A. Stackpole 
Gordon W. Stearns jr. 
Ronald A. Straight 
Robert N. Thurston 
Edward G. Trecartin 
Peter B. Webber 
Lewis P. Welch 
Alan J. Werksman 
Lyman K. Woodbury jr, 
Allen G. Wright 

Members 220 


Donald M. Brewer 

Contributors 70 (31.8%) 
1919-58 Total $1,310.08 

Neil Alter 
Spencer Apollonio 
James L. Babcock 
Frederick S. Bartlett 
David P. Bell 
Louis J. Benoit 
Robert S. Bern son 
Stephen L. Bowen 
John F. Bowler jr. 
Boris O. Bruzs 
Charles S. Christie 
David F. Coe 
F. Russell Cook jr. 
Russell B. Crowell 
Robert C. Delaney 
Roland R. DiLeone 
David L. Ellison 
James L. Fickett 
Daniel P. Forman 
William E. George 
Wallace R. Harper jr. 
George A. Harvey 
Robert C. Hawley 
William C. Hays 
Melvin E. Hodgkins 
Burns B. Hovey 
John R. Hovey 
John H. Ingraham 
Charles N. 

Dimitri T. Jeon 
John L. Johnson 
Stanley F. Johnson 
David G. Lavender 
Samuel Levey 
Pertti O. Li pas 

Douglas L. Morton 
Seri Osathanugrah 
Elliot S. Palais 
Bernard Passman 
John T. Prutsalis 
David A. Pyle 
Joseph L. Rooks 
Normand D. St. Hilaire 
Scott Sargent 
Leonidus B. 

Southerland III 
James J. Stagnone 
David B. Starkweather 
Henry J. Stan- 
Harvey B. Stephens 
Wallace A. Stoneman 
Earl F. Strout 
Jack W. Swenson 
Richard W. Taylor 
Joseph J. Tecce 
Paul E. Testa 
Walter C. Tomlinson jr. 
Robert H. Trask jr. 
Philip A. Trussell 
Robert W. Vose 
Robert E. Walsh 
G. Curtis Webber II 
Philip A. Weiner 
Rupert B. White 
David L. Wies 
H. James Williams jr. 
Andrew W. 

Williamson III 
Alfred D. Wilson jr. 
Robert K. Windsor 
Kenneth P. Winter 


B () W DO IX / /. V M X US 


Agent Robert H. Glover 

Members 194 Contributors 73 (37.6%) 

$602.19 1919-58 Total $1,289.42 

Raymond T. Adams jr. 
Horst Albach 
Perrin A. Allen jr. 
Frank D. Beveridge 
David H. Bird 
Roswell M. Bond 
Peter T. C. Bramhall 
John C. Brewer 
Richard W. Brown 
Norman P. Cohen 
John B. Dabney 
Donald S. Dean 
Paul S. Doherty 
Louis A. Duplessis jr. 
Willis H. Durst jr. 
Charles F. Eades 
Otho E. Eskin 
J. Raymond Fairman 
Ernest G. Flint jr. 
Philip W. Gilman 
Ronald A. Golz 
Leon A. Gorman 
Warren H. Greene jr. 
Ronell F. Harris 
Henry M. Haskell 
Peter B. Hathaway 
Elliott S. Kanbar 
Lewis Kaskel 
Harry S. Keller III 
Paul G. Kirby 
John A. Kreider 
Richard W. Kurtz 
John S. LaCasce 
Robert G. Lacy 
Philip A. Lee jr. 
Stephen J. McCabe 
John R. MacKay II 

Albert R. Marshall 
Robert R. Martin 
George A. Massih jr. 
Robert W. Mathews 
Richard F. Merritt 
John C. Morris 
Philip E. Mo'Strom 
Norman C. Nicholson jr. 
Peter J. O'Rourke jr. 
David H. Patterson 
Kyle M. Phillips jr. 
Henrik P. Porter 
Harlan I. Prater III 
Morton L. Price 
Wallace W. Rich 
Peter J. Rigby 
George I. Rockwood jr. 
Richard B. Rodman 
Charles A. Rose 
Philip K. Russell 
David Sewall 
Aaron J. Shatkin 
Herbert S. Shimmin 
Frederick O. Smith II 
Samuel M. Snyder 
John H. Stearns jr. 
Timothy B. Stearns 
T. Douglas Stenberg 
Robert L. Sutherland 
Ronald C. Todd 
Orville Z. Tyler III 
Thomas C. Wilder 
Lloyd E. Willey 
Byron L. Wood jr. 
Wayne M. Wright 
Donald M. Zuckert 

Peter K. Orne 
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confinement or vastness of a single column 
than Marquis. But clearly in this case the 
force of that pressure shaped Marquis's tal- 
ent and so produced in the old New York 
■Sun and later the Tribune some of the 
wittiest verse and the most delightful poetry 
in American letters. E. B. White in an ad- 
miring essay points out that the special free 
verse form with its ahsence of capital let- 
ters and irregular lines was in reality a de- 
vice that permitted Marquis some leeway 
in fitting the space of a daily column. 

Marquis wrote other things for his column 
like "Hermione and Her Little Group of 
Serious Thinkers" and "The Almost Perfect 
State" and they are still readable. They are, 
'however, encumbered with the topical ref- 
erences of old newspapers. They contain 
many of the ideas that were to appear in the 
Archy columns, but in transferring the mood 

or the references of the day's news to the 
reports of Archy and Mehitabel they are 
transmuted, transported to the heights of 
greatest delight. And not only did the read- 
ers of the Sun read their paper better, but 
everything about them was seen more clearly 
because of it. 

Archy viewing the world from the under- 
side ("insects are not always going to be 
bullied by humanity someday they will re- 
volt i am already organizing a revolutionary 
society to be known as worms turnverein") 
and that veteran siren, Mehitabel ("i am 
always a lady no matter what temporary 
disadvantages i may struggle under to hell 
with anything unrefined has always been my 
motto") — would that we might see their 
likes every day. They just don't transmigrate 
souls like those any more. 

The standard edition is the lives of archy 
and mehitabel with the peerless introduc- 
tion by E. B. White. Also interesting is 
The Best of Don Marquis which covers the 
wider range of Marquis's work. It is edited 
by Christopher Morley, and it too has a 
good introduction with some especially in- 
teresting autobiographical notes by Marquis. 
Two introductions are all Marquis needs. 
He should be forever spared the doctoral 
dissertation on the one hand and the Cri- 
tical Essay of Discovery on the other. He 
really wouldn't bear up under either of 
them very well. If one does not put a 
butterfly on the wheel (Archy once ob- 
served, "beauty gets the best of everything 
boss") , then neither should one do it to a 


George Roy Elliott, Dramatic Providence 
in Macbeth: Princeton University Press, 
1958; 234 pp.; $5.00. 

Since his retirement from Amherst Col- 
lege as Folger Professor of English, Dr. G. R. 
Elliott has found time to bring to fruition 
his lifelong study of Shakespeare. In 1951 
his Scourge and Minister, a study of Hamlet, 
laid down the theme and method of his 
subsequent Flaming Minister (1953) , an ex- 
amination of Othello, and of this latest, 
Dramatic Providence in Macbeth. In each 
volume, an initial essay admirably lays out 
the scope of the book and establishes the 
author's thesis. The bulk of the book is 
then given over to a scene by scene exegesis 
of the play, thus treating the reader to an 
exhaustive proof of the thesis. While this 
method is certainly clear and makes the 
books easy to use for reference, it has its 
drawback: inevitably there is a pedestrian 
movement that reminds one of the usual 
college class in Shakespeare. 

But for his purpose in this new study, 
the method works, for Dr. Elliott wishes to 
present a fresh reading of Macbeth. It is 
his contention that Macbeth as the last of 
the four main tragedies embodies Shakes- 
peare's ultimate tragic vision of a man rich 
in human-kindness who yet succumbs to 
evil. In discussing this all-too-human tragedy, 
Dr. Elliott draws upon the great tradition 
of Christian humanism, placing Shakespeare 
in the stream that runs from Dante through 
Milton. Macbeth so read demonstrates how 
natural benevolence cannot withstand super- 
natural evil without the aid of supernatural 
good in the form of grace. The subtitle of 
the work, "A Study of Shakespeare's Tragic 
Themes of Humanity and Grace," under- 
scores this element in Macbeth while re- 
lating it to the overriding theme of pride 
which has concerned Dr. Elliott in pre- 
ceding studies. Wrong pride, as opposed to 
right self-esteem, is not only the chief of 
the deadly sins; it is also in the Renaissance 
view a combination of Original Sin and 
classical hubris. 

This concern with man's innate sinful 
pride as a source of tragedy places Dr. Elliott 
among those critics who stress the Christian 
elements in the works of Shakespeare, but 

unlike those who grind a sectarian ax, he 
wisely refrains from trying to make his 
thesis reveal to what doctrines Shakespeare 
the man might have subscribed. The essen- 
tial sanity of his approach is further illus- 
trated by his resistance to the temptation of 
pushing the father image of Duncan and 
the redeeming figure of Malcolm, his son, to 
a parallel with God as Father-Son. At no 
time does Dr. Elliott make the Christian 
myth inappropriately concrete; instead he is 
content to leave it as a central way of see- 
ing life for both Shakespeare and his au- 

Awareness of audience and playhouse on 
the part of the author gives additional 
validity to the study. Dr. Elliott has con- 
stantly in mind how the scenes might be 
played. If he sometimes goes too far and 
dictates arbitrarily and minutely how the ac- 
tion is to be interpreted (for example, in 
Macbeth's killing of young Siward in Act V) , 
he succeeds in keeping the elements of 
dramatic suspense and audience reaction 
clearly before the reader. 

The breadth of Dr. Elliott's scholarship is 
further shown by his sensitivity to the 
poetic values of the play. We have had 
other studies of Shakespeare in relation to 
religion and to the theater, but none that 
I know so happily combines these facets 
with an analysis of the poetry. Dr. Elliott is 
sharply aware of the effects of metrics, of the 
interplay of imagery, of the use of key 
words. Nowhere is he more stimulating than 
in his discussion of the fulfillment of the 
omens in Act V when images of the "bloody 
childe" and the "armed head" reach their 
final shaping. He constantly holds to his be- 
lief that Macbeth is "the author's most subt- 
ly and profoundly dramatic poem." 

For this study, Dr. Elliott has meticulously 
followed the conservative text of the First 
Folio. As the earliest text of Macbeth, the 
folio reading should, of course, be followed 
with as little emendation as possible. Yet 
the critic must be wary of wringing too much 
significance from what may be only idio- 
syncrasies of seventeenth century printing. 
In some of his subtler readings of lines, Dr. 
Elliott trusts rather unquestioningly in the 
capitalization and punctuation of the folio; 

but on the whole the choice of text is sound. 
One finishes Dramatic Providence in Mac- 
beth with the feeling of having toured the 
world of Macbeth in the company of a 
widely-learned, sane guide. Dr. Elliott's 
achievement as guide is his ability to leave 
the reader with a fresh view of a familiar 
play, a view that is self-consistent and con- 
vincing. After this tour through the play, 
no reader will be able to see Macbeth only 
in relation to evil but will also be aware of 
how grace pursues Macbeth through such 
good characters as Duncan, Banquo, and 
Macduff. And Macbeth's murders will be 
seen more clearly as frantic attempts to 
"murder" his own conscience. Finally Mac- 
beth's greatness will be seen in his accep- 
tance, at the end, of his damnation; for, no 
hyprocrite, Macbeth has in Dr. Elliott's 
words "at least the grace not to claim for 
his doings any tinge of Grace." 

Donald A. Sears 

Vance Bourjaiey, The Violated: The Dial 
Press, New York, 1958; pp. 599; $4.95. 

The Violated is a big, ambitious, and truly 
impressive novel, which with almost frighten- 
ing perception exposes the moral and in- 
tellectual lives of four members of Mr. Bour- 
jaily's generation: gentle Tom Beniger; his 
charming sister Ellen, who eventually drank 
too much; Guy Cinturon, a Mexican mil- 
lionaire; and Eddie Bissle, a lough little 
man, who began and ended his life on a 
Long Island potato farm. They are real 
people (as are all the minor characters as 
well) , and Mr. Bom jaily has proved that 
he knows them inside and out — the in be- 
tween generation — "too young to be lost, 
too old to be beat." They are, the author 
says, "Violated by their inability to com- 
municate, to love, to comprehend, to create 
— violated by neurotic commitments to pre- 
posterous goals or. more tragically, to no 
goals at all." 

Now, despite my admiration lor his novel, 
1 question the validity of Mr. Bourjaily's 
theme as it applies to any particular genera- 
lion. He has meticulously and often bril- 
liantly covered thirty years in (he lives of his 
four major characters, all to the end that 



the) speak for .ill us "violated" people in 
out late thirties. 1 admit thai we are vio- 
lated. l>ut is it because we grew up in the 
depression! Is ii because we went oil to 

u.u .is young niiii- Oi is it simpl) because 
we are Fallible, fumbling human beings, 
h approaching our forties, violated i>\ the 
same "inabilit) u> communicate, i<> love, to 
comprehend, to create" .is the generations 
before i 

Paradoxically, the above question is more 
in praise than in mutism ut lli, Violated, 
i it .1 serious author's business is to iilus 
irate liis particulai times, then .1 reall) good 
author's business is to do ii in such .1 wa) 
ih. 11 what he says will be .is true one hun- 
dred years from now .is it is today. \u<l 
/ Violated comes closer to illuminating 
"people" .is siuh than ii does to casting any 
special light on one specifh generation, in 
short, ii the author's intent was to pin point 
his own generation, then he has failed, I >u i 
in s,i failing, he has written .1 book of even 
higher importance. 

I lu' major construction fault, perhaps, is 
the hook's length. It did not need to be so 
long, did not need so much detail (good as 
it often is), did not, in fact, need 10 covet 
so man) years. In fact, l>\ the time a 
reader reaches the end ol the novel, much 
of the beginning has been forgotten, and lias 
according!) lost its meaning in relation to 
the whole. And mam of the minor scenes 
aie arbitrary, sometimes completely extran- 
eous, so a reader becomes restless, tends to 
skip. s.i\s, "Where's the suspense? Gel on 
with it. please. What's going to happen}" 
The result is that perhaps some readers will 
hog down, never finish the hook at all. Bui 
th it will he their loss. The Violated is worth 
stalling, worth finishing — a first rate novel 
!>\ a writer who sees a great deal deeper 
(han most of the rest of us. 

Charles Mergendahl 

I'm 1 H. Douglas, The Theory of ]]'ages: 
Kellev and Millman. New York, 1957; pp. 
11. wiii. 639. $8.50. 

History, we sav, repeats itself, hut it needs 
none the less to be rewritten from time to 
time, parti) because new facts are constantly 
being uncovered, and partly because our 
own viewpoint and interpretation change 
with the progress of events. So it is with the 
histor) of economic thought. Economic books 
aie a highlv perishable product. Only a few 
from the large annual output ever attain 
their tenth birthday, and comparatively few 
are thought worthy of a second edition. 
We still like to believe, as John Rae stated 
about Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, that 
their value and longevity are usually closely 
related to the amount of time and effort 
which the author has given to their com- 

The present volume is a reprint, with 
important additions, of one which was pub- 
lished in 1934 and which was then reviewed 
for the \ii vims by the late Paul Palmer 
'27. The original manuscript in still more 
voluminous form was given the Hart, Schafl- 
ner, and Marx Prize in 1927; but only after 
seven vears of careful revision and further 
statistical research by the punctilious pro- 
fessor and his assistants, and after several 
members of the board of judges had died 
or been replaced, was it allowed to appear 
in book form — even then with rather fre- 

quenl use ot tlu- words "tentative" and 
"approximate." Occupation with the problem 
01 1 nemploymeni during the Greal Depres- 
sion, and then Okinawa and some other 
distractions during the Second World War, 
interfered with much added prosecution ol 
the Study, Bui in 1917. when tlu' aiulioi was 
presideni of the American Economii Asso 
ciation, he was able 10 gather together much 
new data and made ibis theme the subjecl 
oi ins presidential address. 1 his address with 
accompanying charts and tables is now in 

(hided in the new edition, and the whole 

published as one ol the seiies of Economic 
( l.issus beside wmks by such celebrities as 
Malthus, Stanlev fevons, John Kates Clark, 
and Irving Fisher. 

In these d.ivs whin we hear so much 
about a bargain I hi in \ ol wages, about es- 
calator clauses to adjust wages to the cost 
of living, and about the "improvement wage" 
which seeks to claim for labor a more or 
less fixed proportion of the gains of progress 
in technology, it is even more assuring and 
important than it was in 19.(1 to have it 
demonstrated statistically that the marginal 
productivity principle still governs. As the 
author slates it at the end of his address, 
"there is an almost precise degree of agree- 
ment between the actual share received by 
labor and that which, according to the 
theory of marginal productivity, we should 
expeel Labor to obtain." Labor, as here 
shown, continues to receive approximately 
two-thirds of the national product or income 
while one-third is divided among the other 
factors. Those of us who believe that union- 
ism and collective bargaining are generally 
desirable under present industrial conditions 
must assume that bargaining power still 
rests ultimately upon the real economic con- 
tribution and importance of the membership 
to the process of production. It is this which 
enables the union in a given trade to or- 
ganize and hold its members, to accumu- 
late funds, to pay good salaries to able 
leaders, and to compel the employer to pay 
a fair wage. There remains, however, as 
Douglas suggests, the question of how far 
monopoly upon either side of the market 
or upon both sides tends to vitiate the rule, 
and may lead to the disadvantage and ex- 
ploitation of the consuming public. This and 
kindred problems the author will doubtless 
pursue if and when the people of Illinois 
decide to give him a vacation. An economist 
always has something to live for. 

Warren B. Catlin 



George Roy Elliott H'25, Folger Profes- 
sor of English, Emeritus, at Amherst College 
and at one time a distinguished member of 
the Bowdoin faculty, continues in so-called 
retirement at Brunswick an active life of 
productive scholarship. His previous works 
include Flaming Minister: A Study of Othel- 
lo as Tragedy of Love and Hate (1953) ; 
Scourge and Minister: A Study of Hamlet 
OS Tragedy of Revengefulness and Justice 
il9"il); Humanism and Imagination (1938); 
and The Cycle of Modern Poetry (1929). 

Vance Bourjaily '44, author of two pre- 
vious novels, The End of My Life and The 
Hound of Earth, and co-founder and editor 
of the literary periodical discovery, is now 

serving .is Visiting lecturer at the Univcr- 
sitv of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. 

PAI 1 II. DOUGLAS '18, now serving his sec- 
ond term as United States Senator from 
Illinois, has had a distinguished career in 
whatever he has undertaken - leaching at 

the University «>l Illinois. Reed College, the 

I niversit) Ol Washington, and the Univcr- 
sitv of Chicago, serving foi foul veins in the 
I . S. Marine Corps and rising through the 
i.uiks 1 1 0111 private to lieutenant colonel (with 
a Bronze Stai and two Purple Hearts ac- 

quired in the Pacific righting), battling the 

Insull group in Illinois some thiitv years ago, 
and now serving with distinction in the 
Senate, where he continues to strive lor 
what be believes to be right, as he has all 
of his life. 


Donald A. Sears 'II {magna cum laude 
and Phi Beta Kappa) holds master of ails 
and doctor of philosophy degrees from Har- 
vard. He is now Associate Professor of Eng- 
lish at Upsala College, where he is director 
of the Freshman English program and 
teaches courses in Shakespeare and American 
literature. He is also the author of Harbrace 
Guide to the Library and the Research 
Paper, reviewed in the May, 1956, Alumnus. 

Charles Mergendahl '41 is the author of 
the recently published The Bramble Bush, 
his eighth novel, as well as stories in such 
magazines as Esquire, McCall's, and The 
Saturday Exiening Post. In recent years he 
has been script editor for various television 
productions, including "The Kraft Theater" 
and "Suspicion." He is now in Hollywood 
writing the screen script for the movie ver- 
sion of The Bramble Bush. 

Warren B. Catlin retired from the Bow- 
doin faculty in June of 1952 as Daniel 
B. Fayerweather Professor of Economics, Em- 
eritus, following forty-two years of teaching 
at the College. One of his early students was 
Paul Douglas. A native of Nebraska, Pro- 
fessor Catlin was graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Nebraska in 1903 and received his 
doctorate from Columbia University in 1927. 


Books by Bowdoin alumni which reached 
the editor's desk too late to be reviewed in 
this issue of the Alumnus are And Mark an 
Era by Professor Melvin T. Copeland '06, 
The Bramble Bush by Charles Mergendahl 
'41, The Tie That Binds by Herman Dreer 
'10, Social Class in American Sociology by 
Milton M. Cordon '39, and three volumes 
by Roy A. Gallant '50. They are Exploring 
Chemistry, Exploring the Sun, and Explor- 
ing the Planets. 

Recently published articles by Lincoln 
Smith '32 include "Businessmen as Regu- 
latory Commissioners" (Journal of Business, 
University of Chicago, April, 1958) ; "Town- 
Manager Government — A Case Study" 
(Social Science, January, 1958) ; and "Grant- 
ing Municipal Charters in New England" 
(Boston University Laic Review, summer, 




Portland physician and surgeon and holder 
of a sixty-year membership in the Maine Medical 
Society, died in Portland on August 21, 1958, at 
the age of 92. Born on January 1, 1866, in 
Lewiston, he prepared at the local high school 
and attended Bates for one year before transferring 
to Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1888, 
he entered the Maine Medical School and received 
his M.D. three years later, along with a master of 
arts degree from the College. He did postgraduate 
work in New York City and returned in 1892 to 
Portland, where he practiced until his retirement 
in 1930. He served for a time as chief of the sur- 
gical staff at the Maine General Hospital and was 
a founder and past president of the New England 
Surgical Society. He was also for eight years Pro- 
fessor of Clinical Surgery at the Maine Medical 

A member of the consulting staffs of several 
hospitals in southern Maine, Dr. Bradford was a 
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and 
a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Douglass 
Bradford, whom he married in 1943; a son by an 
earlier marriage, George K. Bradford of Falmouth 
Foreside; and two grandchildren. His fraternity 
was Alpha Delta Phi. 

1903 EDWARD FAIRFIELD MOODY, retired pa- 
per company executive, died in Portland 
on September 10, 1958. Born on March 5, 1880, 
in Portland, he prepared at the local high school 
and following his graduation from Bowdoin studied 
for a year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
In 1905 he joined the International Paper Com- 
pany in Glens Falls, N. Y., as a chemist and 
was later with the Burgess Sulphite Fibre Com- 
pany in Portland. In 1910 he joined the Brown 
Company, Berlin, N. H., and served as sales 
manager for many years. In 1934 he founded the 
Paper Mill Supply Company in Portland, a firm 
he operated until his retirement in 1940. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jennie Milliken 
Moody, whom he married on December 11, 1912, 
in Portland; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Flesh 
of Falmouth Foreside and Mrs. Alice W. Wheel- 
wright of Greenwich, Conn.; two sons, Edward F. 
jr. of Villanova, Pa., and William M. '46; and 
twelve grandchildren. He was a member of Theta 
Delta Chi. 

postmaster in Kennebunk, died on Sep- 
tember 14, 1958, in Sanford of injuries suffered 
in an automobile accident two days earlier which 
also took the life of Mrs. Tuttle. Born on October 
6, 1883, in Buckfield, he prepared at Edward Little 
High School in Auburn and attended Bates for 
three years before transferring to Bowdoin as a 
senior. Following his graduation he became prin- 
cipal of Bryant's Pond High School, then served 
for two years with the Maine State Treasury 
Department in Augusta before accepting an ap 
pointment as principal of Caribou High School. 
He did graduate work at Harvard in 1910-11 and 
then became principal of Biddeford High School. 
Following four years as principal of Bridgton 
Academy, he was named superintendent of schools 
in Buckfield. In 1919 he moved to Kennebunk, 
where he was active in banking for some years, 
served as superintendent of schools from 1925 to 
1933, and became postmaster in 1947. He retired 
in 1956. 

During World War II he spent a year as Chief 
of the Chemical Warfare Branch at Fort Ben- 
jamin Harrison in Indiana, with the rank of cap- 
tain. He also spent five years during the 1930's 
with the Civilian Conservation Corps. Surviving 
ai" a son, Dr. Charles L. Tuttle '37, and three 

twenty-eight years with Mrs. Allen taught 
at the Rye Country Day School, died in Boothbay 
Harbor on August 26, 1958. Born on July 21, 
1887, in Cloquet, Minn., he prepared at the Tome 
School in Fort Deposit, Md., and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin was with the American 
Woolen Company for a year before going to Du- 
luth, Minn., where he remained until 1920 with 
the Smith and Allen Piano Company. He then 
turned to teaching and was a member of the 
faculty at Germantown Academy, Temple Uni- 
versity High School, and Oak Lane Country Day 
School in Pennsylvania until 1927, when he went 
to the Rye Country Day School. There he was 
head of the science department and Dean of Boys 
while Mrs. Allen taught history in the Girls' Upper 
School. They retired in June of 1955. Both Mr. 
and Mrs. Allen received master of arts degrees 
from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Surviving are Mrs. Allen, the former Marguerite 
Fitzgerald, whom he married in Maysville, Ky., on 
May 25, 1912; their daughter, Mrs. Frances-Ann 
Allen Lee of Clarence, N. Y.; and two grandchil- 
dren. His fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

1913 LEON ALFRED DODGE, President of the 
First National Bank of Damariscotta from 
1932 until his retirement in 1954, died at his 
home in Damariscotta on August 31, 1958. Born 
on March 22, 1891, in that town, he prepared at 
Lincoln Academy and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin joined New England Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company in Springfield, Mass. He was 
transferred to Bangor in 1916, served as a Navy 
ensign during World War I, and was named cashier 
of the First National Bank in Damariscotta in 
1920. For many years he was also a director of 
the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston and was 
president and a director of Miles Memorial Hospital 
in Damariscotta. 

A past president of the Maine Bankers Asso- 
ciation, he served on the executive council of the 
American Bankers Association, was president of 
the Winslow Insurance Agency in Damariscotta, 
and was a trustee and treasurer of Lincoln Acad- 
emy. He was also president of the Lincoln County 
Historical and Cultural Association, a director of 
the Lincoln Home for the Aged, and a member 
of the American Legion and the Masons. He is 
survived by- his wife, Mrs. Christine Huston Dodge, 
whom he married in Newcastle on June 24, 1916; 
two sons, Joel Huston and Leon A. jr.; a brother, 
Rex W. of Portland; and a sister, Mrs. Hollis 
Alden of Worcester, Mass. His fraternity was 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Word has also been received of the death 
of the following Alumni. Appropriate notice 
will appear in the December Alumnus. 

Leslie C. Evans '03 
Edward W. Moore '03 
Frederick W. Maroney '17 
Edwin C. Call '18 
Manley F. Littlefield jr. '30 
William B. Webb jr. '38 
Alvin G. Clifford '52 
Robert G. Sedam '53 
Eugene H. Drake M'19 

Bell Telephone Company accountant, died 
at the Togus Veterans Hospital on September 10, 
1958. Born on October 18, 1896, in Chelsea, 
he prepared at Gardiner High School and following 
his graduation from Bowdoin enlisted in the Army 
as a private. He spent fourteen months in France 
and Belgium during World War I as a member of 
the 80th Division. For ten years he was a super- 
visor in the accounting department of Bell Tele- 
phone Company in Philadelphia. A member of 
the American Legion, he is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Hazel Cobb Gillespie, whom he married in 
Gardiner on July 17, 1920; a son, Captain Rich- 
ard E. of Fort Sill, Okla. ; a sister, Mrs. May G. 
Strickland of Augusta; and two granddaughters. 
His fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

New Bedford, Mass., on August 4, 1958. 
Born on October 23, 1901, in New Bedford, he 
prepared at the local high school and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin made his home in Matta- 
poisett, Mass. He moved to Provincetown several 
years ago. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alyce 
Crosby Dudgeon, whom he married on July 6, 1926; 
in Newtonville, Mass.; two daughters, Mrs. Paul 
Glennon and Mrs. Alan Perkins, both of Mattapoi- 
sett; a son, Stuart, also of Mattapoisett ; two 
brothers, Harold R. '21 and Philip S. of New Bed- 
ford; three sisters, Mrs. Faith Taylor of Hills- 
borough, Calif., Mrs. Hope Chace of Concord, Mass., 
and Mrs. Constance Lambrethsen of Hartsdale, 
N. Y. ; and several grandchildren. His fraternity 
was Delta Upsilon. 

1926 JEROME LEVITT WATSON, head of the 
purchasing and stores department of Flori- 
da Power Corporation from 1940 to 1955, died in 
St. Petersburg, Fla., on September 1, 1958. Born 
in Portland on September 27, 1903, he was the 
son of William L. Watson '02 and prepared at 
Georgia Military Academy. He attended Bowdoin 
for one year and joined Florida Power in 1924. 
He was a past president of the Florida Purchasing 
Agents Association, was active in the American 
Red Cross, and was a director of the American 
Legion Crippled Children's Hospital. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence Sorrich 
Watson; his mother, Mrs. William L. Watson; a 
son, William L. II; a daughter, Mrs. Sam R. 
Long; and five grandchildren, all of St. Petersburg. 
His fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

1927 ROBERT TAFT OLMSTEAD, who for many 
years taught biology and directed dramatics 

at The Taft School in Watertown, Conn., died at 
his home in Brewster, Mass., on August 29, 1958. 
Born in Atlantic, Mass., on April 4, 1904, he pre- 
pared at Newton (Mass.) High School and spent 
his freshman year at the University of New 
Hampshire before transferring to Bowdoin. Fol- 
lowing his graduation in 1927 he taught for a 
year at Phillips Andover Academy, where he also 
coached football and hockey. He also taught at 
the Browning School in New York City, the Short 
Hills School in New Jersey, and the Cambridge 
School in Massachusetts before joining the faculty 
at The Taft School in 1934. In addition to his other 
duties there, he coached football, baseball, and 
hockey. He retired several years ago because of 
poor health. Surviving are a son, Robert T. jr., 
and a daughter, Elizabeth, both of Brewster; and 
two sisters, Mrs. John F. Loud of Lincoln, Mass., 
ami Mrs. Lyman Olmstead of Boston. His fraternity 
was Zeta Psi. 

]934 JOHN DONO BROOKES, owner of Alwinco, 

Inc., aluminum window firm in Indianapolis, 

lml., died in that city on August 8, 1958, Born 

on October 9, L910, in Williamsport, Pa., he pre- 



pared for coll..;.' at Maiden (Mass.) High School 
and at the Huntington School and attended Bowdoin 
for two years During World War II he served .is 
.1 captain in the Arm) Air Corps and following the joined the electronics department ol the General 
Electric Company in Chicago. He moved to Indian- 
apolis about six years ago. Surviving are his wife, 
■\h> Marilyn Brookes; two sons, Jonathan and 
Jeffrej . .1 daughter, Shellej ; three brothers, .1 sis 
t.-r. .mil his mother, Mi^ George D, Brookes of 
Boston His fraternit) Beta Theta Pi, 

1935 HOW H CEDRIC WA1 LBERG died in 

New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on August 1, 

1958 Born on December 7. 1912, in Providence, 

R 1 . he prepared at North High School in Wor- 
cester, Mass., .iiul attended Bowdoin for a yeai and 
.i half, IK- became an announcer for .1 Providence 
radio station and later went to Worcester. In L948 
he joined the staff oi WBAL in Baltimore, Md. 
Five yean later In- went to Orlando, Fla., where lie 
was .in announcer with WDBO, He also worked in 
Daytona Beach as .t salesman for Hammond Organ 
Studio and «as employed .is .1 musician in several 
clubs in that area, Surviving are his mother, Mrs. 
Emily L, Wallberg; his wife, Mrs. Jane Clay Wall 
. whom he married in New York Citj on Feb- 
ruary H', |'i|,-,; three sons, Arthur jr., William, 
.md Lindstrom; two brothers, .md .1 sister. His 
fraternity was Beta Theta l'i. 


draftsman in the Hath Iron Works for 

many years, died in Portland on September 1, 

L958, Horn on March 9, L918, in Hath, he pre- 
pared at Morse High School and attended Bow- 
doin lor one year. Since L939 he had been em- 
ployed at the Hath Iron Works, first as a member 
of the outfitting department and since I960 
in the drafting room. He was a member of the 
Hath Lodge of Klks, the Masons, and the Young 
Republicans Club. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. 
Esther Drummond Haw lev, whom he married in 
Hath on June 2, 1951; his mother, Mrs. Warren 
F, Hawley of Hath; and a brother, Sumner A. 
Hawley '45. His fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 

News Of The Classes 

1891 Secretary, Dr. Charles S. F. Lincoln 

18 ' I --'reel 


The Class Secretary was aiiain a delegate at 
the national convention of I'si I'psilon Fraternity, 
which met in Rochester, N. Y., in September. 
The Class Secretary celebrated his eighty-ninth 
birthday on August 12. Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Alon 
u Holmes '21 held a joint birthday celebration for 
Dr. Lincoln and for their son David (32), who 
is the doctor's grandnephew, at their summer home 
in IVnnellville. 

1894 Secretary, Francis W. Dana 
8 Bramhall Street 

Classmat >S and other Bowdoin friends extend 
their sympathy to Francis Dana, the Class Secre- 
tary, in the death of his wife, Anne Husscy Dana, 
on August 3. 

1896 Secretary, Francis S. Dane 
43 Highland Avenue 
Lexington 73, Mass. 

The late Henry Pierce's second son, Henry jr., 
is a State Bank Commissioner in Connecticut and 
is living in Clinton. The Hartford Courant for 
June 30, 1958, says, "State Bank Commissioner 
Henry Pierce of Clinton may emerge shortly as 
a candidate for the Democratic nomination for 
I'. S. representative in the 2nd Congressional Dis- 
trict (Eastern Connecticut)." 

1898 William Lawrence left Bowdoin $15,000 
in his will, the income from which is to 

be used for the College Library and the Walker 
Art Museum and the Art Department. 

1899 Secretary, Edward R. Godfrey 
172 Kenduskeag Avenue 

Ned Nelson recently visited his daughter in 
Essex, Mass., but is now back in Philadelphia. "I 
keep well," he says, "and, for an old guy, I am 
active. Don't have to look far to see others less 

Pop Towle, at home in Exeter, N. H., says, 
'Late in June I had a little session with the 
surgeon, but he is a good one and I am O.K. 
again. The summer was, however, much less busy 
than usual because I was busy recovering my 
good health." 

] 900 Secretary, Robert S. Edwards 
202 Reedsdale Road 

Milton 8«, Mass. 

Under construction in Redlands, Calif., is a ju- 
nior high school which is named in honor of our 
classmate, the late Henry G. Clement, who was 
principal of the high school and later superin- 
tendent of schools there for many years. 

The Class Secretary and his wife observed their 
45th wedding anniversary on September 8. 

Attorney Charles Willard was the subject of an 
article entitled "Barrister Still Active at 80" 
which appeared in the Brockton (Mass.) Enter- 
prise and Times for July 3. 

1904 Secretary, Wallace M. Powers 
37 28 80th Street 

Jackson Heights 
New York, N. Y. 

Sam Dana has been named by President Eisen- 
hower as one of seven members of the new Out- 
door Recreation Resources Review Commission. 

John Frost represented Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Robert Fisher Oxnam as President of 
Pratt Institute in Brooklyn on October 7. 

1905 Secretary, Stanley Williams 
2220 Waverley Street 
Palo Alto, Calif. 

Leonard Pierce was honored on August 28 by 
the Maine Bar Association at the annual meeting 
in Rockland. He was one of three attorneys 
celebrating fifty years of membership in the asso- 

1906 Secretary, Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 


Edward Hale was married to Miss Betty King 
of Seaford, Sussex, England, on September 1 in 
Rye Beach, N. H. 

Ted has recently become a partner in the Ports- 
mouth (N.H.) law firm of Marvin, Peyser, and 
Marvin, one of the oldest in that city. He is also 
a member of the law firm of Hale, Sanderson, 
Byrnes, and Morton in Boston and divides his 
time between both cities. 

1907 Secretary, John W. Leydon 
3120 West Penn Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

The Class held its mid-summer picnic on 
August 23 at the summer home of Class Presi- 
dent William S. Linnell, at Sebago Lake, North 
Windham. This was the thirty-first summer we 
have gotten together. Over sixty were present, 
including members of the Class, their families, 
and guests. 

Many of the College faculty and their wives 
attended: Vice President and Mrs. Bela Norton; 
Professor and Mrs. Tillotson ; Mrs. Sue Burnett 
came with her brother Tom Winchell and Edith 
Weatherill; Mrs. Edith Sills accompanied Mrs. 
Katharine Drummond and Mrs. Adelaide Holt; 
Clement and Myrtie Robinson represented Dwight 
Robinson, who had been a member of the Class; 
Mr. and Mrs. Seward Marsh; Joseph and Bertha 
Davis and Dr. and Mrs. Carl Robinson represent- 
ed the Class of 1908. 

There were sixteen of the Class and their 
families present: Dr. and Mrs. Soc Adams; Neal 

and Margaret Allen; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ben- 
nett; George Craigie; Neil Doherty; Mr. and Mrs. 
Eddie Duddy; Mr. and Mrs. Seth Haley; Mr. and 
Mrs. John Halford ; Glenn and Grace Lawrence; 
most of the Linnell family (including the grand- 
children); John and Dorothy Leydon; Dr. and 
Mrs. Merle Webber; Dr. and Mrs. Millard Web- 
ber; Mr. and Mrs. Osgood Pike; Bill and Grace 
Roberts; Tom Winchell (as mentioned above); and 
Everett and Mrs. Giles and son. 

We missed particularly Leon Mincher and Ma- 
lon Whipple, for whom a birthday cake was 
brought by the Merle Webbers, and Roscoe and 
Dorothy Hupper, who had been obliged to return 
to New York just before the picnic. 

Dr. and Mrs. Rufus Stetson '08, who are gen- 
erally with us, could not come this time, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Lowell, formerly of our Class, 
could not make it. Bill Snow, our Class Poet, 
had speaking engagements and could not be with 

Ralph Small is now at the Cliff Manor Nursing 
Home in Fall River, Mass. 

Wilbert Snow was one of the principal speakers 
at the 18th State of Maine Writers' Conference 
held at Ocean Park from August 20 to 22. 

1909 Secretary, Irving L. Rich 

11 Mellen Street 
Portland 4 

The Class is exceedingly proud of Harold Bur 
ton, Associate Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, 
who was awarded the Bowdoin Prize at the very 
impressive Convocation on September 25. His 
brother Dekes gave a reception for him at the 
Chapter House on September 24. The follow- 
ing morning Harold was guest of honor at a 1909 
breakfast at the Stowe House. His wife and two 
sons, Bill '37 and Bob '43, were with him, 
the first time that these Bowdoin Burtons had 
been back on campus together. 

1912 Secretary, William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 

Harold Andrews, Associate Justice of the Su- 
preme Court of Rhode Island, spoke at the an- 
nual meeting of the Maine Bar Association in 
Rockland on August 28. His subject was Mel- 
ville Fuller of the Class of 1853, Chief Justice 
of the U. S. Supreme Court for 22 years. 

Herbert Locke has retired as President of the 
Maine Bar Association. 

1914 Secretary, Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 

Harold Hayes has been elected a vice presi 
dent of the Maine Bar Association. 

Dr. Roswell Hubbard was honored by a surprise 
testimonial reception at the Waterford Community 
Schoolhouse on August 9. The Portland Press Herald 
for August 11 carried a full account of this 


B O W D O J N A L U M N U S 

fine tribute at the beginning of Hub's fortieth 
year as general practitioner and country doctor 
for the people of Waterford and surrounding com- 

Edward Snow gave the principal address at the 
thirty-fifth annual State of Maine Sunday service 
on June 8 in the Washington Memorial Chapel of 
the National Shrine at Valley Forge. 

On September 8 Ed was also the guest speaker 
at the Brunswick Rotary Club meeting. His 
talk was built around a series of color slides of an 
encampment of Union and Confederate soldiers at 
Gettysburg in 1938, scenes taken at Valley Forge, 
and views of the 1939 New York World's Fair. 

1915 Secretary, Harold E. Verrill 
436 Exchange Street 

Austin MacCormick represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Clark Kerr as twelfth president 
of the University of California on the Berkeley 
campus on September 29. 

Joe MacDonald represented the College on Sep- 
tember 18 at the exercises in recognition of the 
150th anniversary of the opening of Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

1916 Secretary, Dwight Sayward 
415 Congress Street 

Our faithful and hard-working Secretary happily 
announces that he retired on July 31 as general 
agent of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance 
Company but that he will retain a minor con- 
sultive connection with the company. Dwight's 
father, the late Charles Everett Sayward of the 
Bowdoin Class of 1884, was the John Hancock gen- 
eral agent in Maine in 1916. Dwight joined him 
upon graduation, was taken into partnership in 
1930, and became sole general agent seven years 
later. Besides being a constant inspiration to Bow- 
doin's Best-Loved Class all these years, Dwight 
has served Bowdoin well as a member of the Alum- 
ni Council and as a director and chairman of the 
Alumni Fund. (This class note was written by 
1916's Class Agent because Dwight is far too 
modest to mention himself thus.) 

Wellington Bamford, who retired last year as 
purchasing agent and general storekeeper of the 
Bangor and Aroostook Railroad after 38 years in 
the railroad's service, spent last winter in Calif- 
ornia, far from Aroostook's cold. 

Win and Anna Bancroft spent the summer in 
Europe. Win proudly reports the arrival of a 
granddaughter, born on his 65th birthday. 

Late in the spring Win was one of a selected 
group of civilians who attended a Navy League 
convention in San Francisco to get inside informa- 
tion from top scientific people on new weapons 
and methods. The group went to Mare Island 
Navy Yard to examine several ultra-new sub- 
marines under construction. 

Vaughan Burnham has made an excellent re- 
covery from his serious heart attack of a year ago. 
Larry Cartland, who has been directing the re- 
habilitation of the textile industry in South Ko- 
rea ever since World War II, is now back in the 
States and has retired from all business activity. 
His address is 25 Charlestown Road, Claremont, 
N. H. Before he left Korea, he received 16 ci 
tations from the government, textile associations, 
and mills. 

Sam Fraser went back to the Philippines early 
in the year to look over his business interests 
there. He is now at home. 

Ted Hawes retired on June 30 following many 
years with the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Com- 
pany. He and Harriet spent the next two months 
traveling the coast of Maine and Nova Scotia. 

Alden Head's daughter, Priscilla, was married 
in June to Dean Footman of Bangor. Alden, who 
owns and manages Bangor's leading tourist 
agency, recently booked one Mrs. James Bow- 
doin, whose husband is a direct descendent of 
Governor James Bowdoin. 

1916's annual European reunion was held early 
in September when the Don Hights and the Herb 
Fosters, who had been traveling in different parts 
of the Continent, met in Amsterdam. 

President Bill Ireland of Boston's Second Bank- 
State Street Trust Company was recently paid 
high tribute by the Wall Street Journal, which 
named him an outstanding banker in New Eng- 
land for "promoting good business and good busi- 
ness relations." The award is given only to 
those who are considered "leading industrialists 
and business men of the country." As a token 
of the occasion and the citation, the Journal pre- 
sented Bill with a most unusual wood carving 
of himself, executed by skillful Finnish artists on 
klobbol wood. 

Larry Irving, still in far away Alaska, is pre- 
paring to spend the winter at a spot called Old 
Crow in the Yukon Territory, studying the adapt- 
ation of the Kutchin Indians to cold. A grant 
from the National Science Foundation permits 
participation of three Norwegian scientists, an- 
other from the U. S., a Canadian, and Larry's 
own party of three. Larry has been appointed 
an Honorary Research Associate of the Smithso- 
nian Institution following ten years of association 
with its staff in studying the geographical distri- 
bution of birds in arctic Alaska. 

At the opening of Bangor Theological Seminary 
on September 16, Walter L. Cook was inaugurated 
as Harry Trust Professor of Preaching and Pas- 
toral Relations. Harry himself delivered the prin- 
cipal address. 

The Generations-Yet-Unborn Fund now stands 
at $560.60. This Fund, established by a $500 
gift at our Fortieth Reunion, is to be held in trust 
by the College with interest compounding until 
the year 2116, the 200th anniversary of our 
graduation. By that time, assuming interest 
earnings at average rates, the Fund will be ap- 
proximately $265,000, to be used as the then 
Governing Boards may determine. 

1917 Secretary, Noel C. Little . 
8 College Street 

Clarence Crosby is a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee of the Maine Bar Association. 

Donald Philbrick's son, John '58, was married 
to Miss Margaret Eberlein of Newtown, Conn., on 
July 26. 

1918 Secretary, Lloyd 0. Coulter 
Plumer Road 

Epping, N. H. 

The Lloyd Gaffs are grandparents of Wendy 
Lynne Gaff, born on August 20. 

Lloyd was the subject of a full-page article en- 
titled "CLAFF: Businessman, inventor, biologist" 
which appeared in the summer, 1958, issue of 
the Boston University alumni magazine. 

The story of Lloyd Gaff, manufacturer, banker, 
and inventor, and how he began a successful "sec- 
ond career" in biology was dealt with in an article 
entitled "Industrialist Had Surprise for Woods Hole 
Scientists," which appeared in the Boston Evening 
Globe on August 5. 

Shirley Gray has been elected to the Board of 
Directors of the San Francisco Giants baseball club. 

A portrait of Lt. Joseph R. Sandford, who died 
in combat during World War I, was presented to 
the Joseph R. Sandford Post of the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars in Skowhegan last June. The full- 
figure oil painting shows him in the uniform of 
a member of the Aviation Corps, then an infant 
branch of the Army. Joe died in combat while 
flying a scout plane over enemy lines on April 12, 

1920 Secretary, Sanford B. Cousins 
200 East 66th Street 
New York 21, N. Y. 

General Willard Wyman's address is now c/o 
The Adjutant General, Department of Army, Wash- 
ington 25, D. C. 

1921 Secretary, Norman W. Haines 
Savings Bank Building 
Reading, Mass. 

Dr. John Young, Convener of the Bowdoin Club 
of Texas, spoke on "Problems of Adolescence" at 
the American Academy of General Practice Conven- 
tion in Dallas on March 24. In November he will 
be in Cleveland, Ohio, to speak on "Behavior 
Problems in Children" at the International Post- 
Graduate Medical Assembly. 

1923 Secretary, Richard Small 
59 Orland Street 

Capt. Byron Brown (MC, USN) is now at 
Quarters E, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 

Bus Webb represented Bowdoin at the inaugura- 
tion of Clark Kerr as twelfth president of the 
University of California on the Los Angeles cam- 
pus on September 26. 

1924 Secretary, Clarence D. Rouillard 
124 Roxborough Drive 
Toronto 5, Ontario 


Rupert Johnson began his 34th year as principal 
of Standish High School this fall. 

Professor Harvey Lovell of Louisville (Ky.) 
University was the main speaker at a meeting of 
the Maine Beekeepers' Association on July 27. 
Harvey and his Maine antecedents were the sub- 
ject of an article entitled " 'Southern' Professor" 
which appeared in the Kennebec Journal on August 

1925 Secretary, William H. Gulljver jr. 
30 Federal Street 

Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Lester Blake announces the marriage of 
her daughter, Berneice Harlow Blake, to Robert 
A. Martin on August 23. 

The Charles Hildreths have announced the en- 
gagement of their daughter, Florence, to Lt. (jg) 
Ian White, USNR, of Kentfield, Calif. 

Clyde Nason has been named Instructor in Phy- 
sics at the University of Maine in Portland. 

Miss Susan Jane Nichols, daughter of Barrett 
Nichols, was married on August 2 to Rodney B. 
Wagner. Barrett Nichols jr. '54 was head usher. 

Miss Arline Coffin Pennell, daughter of Andrew 
Pennell, was married on July 19 in the Bowdoin 
Chapel to Richard A. Lay of Long Beach, Calif. 
Carroll Pennell '56, Robert Coffin jr. '45, and Rich- 
ard Coffin '51 were ushers. 

Fred Perkins has been appointed a senior vice 
president by the Aetna Life Insurance Company. 

Asa Small, formerly Assistant Principal of 
Needham (Mass.) High School, has been appoint 
ed Principal of the new Pollard Junior High School 
in Needham. 

1926 Secretary, Albert Abrahamson 
234 Maine Street 

Wolcott Cressey is teaching modern languages 
at Endicott Junior College and living at 7 Vine 
Street, Manchester, Mass. 

Lloyd Fowles, Chairman of the Loomis School 
History Department, is the author of "Changing 
History Courses," which appeared in The Loomis 
Bulletin for July. 

The Arthur Gullivers announce the engagement 
of their daughter, Margaret, to George Vannah 

John Snow '57, son of the late Hugh Snow, was 
married to Miss Margaret Dunne of Port Clyde on 
August 16. 

1927 Secretary, George 0. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 

Hodding Carter received an honorary doctor 



of humanities degree front Cot College in June 
ami .ilso delivered the commencement address 

Sanford Fogg is Secretary Treasurer ol the 
Maine Bat tsso ttion. 

George lackson h.i- been appointed Instructor in 
English .it tin- Universitj oi Maine in Portland. 

ctive Jul) 15, August Miller became 1 1 »«- fust 

permanent Professoi ol International Relations .it 

N v. Coll •_:.• in Newport, 1! I 

Dement Wilson '.">7, son ol tlu> late Dr. Clement 

i, was married to Miss Marj Louise Matthcs 

<'t Wilmington, Del., on August 30. 

1928 Secretary, William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass 

The Class Secretary's son, Charles Alexander, 
».i- married to Miss Ann Rutherford Walling ol 
N thru-Id. 111. on September .">. Greene is heading the suburban division 
of commerce and industrj in the Boston United 
Fund Campaign. 

Preston Harvey's son, George '55, was married 
to Miss Margaret Maynard ot Allston, Mass., on 
August 9. 

Chnk Johnson, Vice President of the Chesapeake 
and Potomac Telephone Company, officiated at 
groundbreaking ceremonies for a new 54,000,000 
company office building in Charleston, W, Va., on 
Jul) 2. ("link's address is now 1405 Ravinia 
Road, Charleston 4. 

I'JL'!) Secretary, H. LeBrec Micoleau 
c/o General Motors Corporation 
17 7.") Broadwaj 
New York, N. Y. 

Professor Phil Smith of the English Department 
at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute represented 
Bow doin at the inauguration of Richard Folsom 
as president of R.P.I, on October 4. 

1930 Secretary, H. Philip Chapman jr. 
17."i Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow 6, Mass. 

Fred Bird has been elected President of the 
Kno\ Lincoln Waldo Bowdoin Club. 

Ronald Bridges is Chairman of the 1958 Sanford- 
Springvale United Fund. 

The Class Secretary has been named to the 
Board of Directors of the Monarch Life Insurance 

1931 Secretary, Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
515 Maulsby Drive 

Whittier, Calif. 

Sherwood Aldrich's daughter, Jane, was married 
to Lt. (jg) Robert L. Launer, L'S.NR, on August 

Arthur Deeks, who regularly teaches Latin at 
the Ridgewood (N. J.) High School, is teaching 
in England this year under the Fulbright Exchange 
Teachers Program. Art, his wife, and three chil- 
dren have moved to England for the year, and he 
is at Malvern College, Worcestershire, a boys' 

After two years in Pakistan and five years in 
Germany, Jim Flint is now with the International 
Co-operation Administration in Washington, D. C. 
His address is 1328 Thirtieth Street, N. W., Wash- 
ington 7. 

John Gould is returning to the newspaper field 
as publisher and part owner of a statewide week- 
ly newspaper. 

1932 Secretary, Harland E. Blanchard 
147 Spring Street 


Ed Merrill is a member of the Executive Com 
mittee of the Maine Bar Association. 

Harris Plaisted is a member of the Institute 
Board of the American Society of Life Under- 

1933 Secretary, Richard E. Boyd 
16 East Kim Street 

V .ii mouth 

l>r. Charles Barbour, Associate Anesthesiologist 

.it Hartford (Conn.) Hospital, is one of several 

doctors heading a special research project there 
to further knowledge ol the circulating blood 
volume m patients with heart disease, The aim 
ol the project is to develop a method to insure 
adequate blood volume in patients being operated 
on for heart ailments. 

Dr. Roswell Bates utiles in January at the 
end ol Ins term as Chairman ol the Maine Gov 
ernor's Council. 

[934 Secretary, Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
601 Main Street 
Peoria, Illinois 

Col. Thurman Larson has left Louisiana and is 
now with 7030 USAF Disp., APO 12, New York, 
V V 

1935 Secretary, Paul E. Sullivan 
IS 17 Pacific Avenue 
Manhattan Beach, Calif. 

Jim Doak was married to Miss Barbara Bowen 
ol Snyder, N. Y., on August 8. 

Steve Merrill and his family spent much of 
the summer on Martha's Vineyard, and Steve of- 
fered a course in amateur photography to mem- 
bers of the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting 

1936 Secretary, Hubert S. Shaw 
Admissions Office 
Massachusetts Hall 

Howard Dana is the new Council Member 
for the Bowdoin Club of Rhode Island. Howard 
jr. is a member of the Class of 1962. 

Owen Melaugh, now with Montgomery Ward in 
Chicago, has moved to 576 Ash Street, Winnetka, 

Raymond Pach, reserve officer in the Marine 
Corps, opera singer, linguist, and European auto- 
mobile dealer, was the subject of an article which 
appeared in the Quantico Sentry for July 18. 

Joe Skinner has been elected to the Board of 
Directors of the Loyal Protective Life Insurance 

1937 Secretary, William S. Burton 
1144 Union Commerce Building 
Cleveland 14, Ohio 

Ditto Bond is now Secretary-Treasurer of the 
Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. 

Bill and Nancy Burton and their eldest daugh- 
ter, Susan, visited the campus in August. 

Sheldon Christian was General Director of the 
18th State of Maine Writers' Conference, held 
at Ocean Park from August 20 to 22. 

Fred Gwynn is the new chairman of the English 
department at Trinity College. 

Dr. Sargent Jealous is one of five people ap- 
pointed to a "core committee" for Maine on the 
White House Conference on Youth and Children. 

Norm Seagrave, attorney with Pan American 
World Airways, is co-chairman of the Darien 
(Conn.) Fund, which helps support fifteen health 
and welfare agencies. 

Norm spoke to the American Association ol 
University Women on September 8 at Stamford, 
Conn. Entitled "The Threat That Faces Us," 
his talk dealt with problems in the Middle East. 

Gauthier Thibodeau's famous Mooselookmegun- 
tic House in Oquossoc was destroyed in a $70,000 
fire on August 28. 

Dick Woods was elected President of the Bow- 
doin Club of Cleveland on September 8. 

1938 Secretary, Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 

Harold Ashe was the subject of a cartoon thumb- 

nail biography in the "Communitv Builders" series 

in ,i recent issue ot the Haverhill (Mass.) Journal. 

Jim Bishop and Albeit Stevens '46 have joined 

forces iii the new law firm of Bishop and Stevens 

.it 428 Main Street, Prcsquc Isle. 

Ed Chase h.i^ been promoted to President .m<l 
Treasurer of Harold Cabot and Company, In- 
corporated, .1 Boston advertising agency. 

The Reverend Ralph Winn is the new minister 
of the Warwick (R, I.) Congregational Church. 

1939 Secretary, John H. Rich jr. 
1!) Sachtleben Strasse 

Berlin, Germanj 

.Milton Gordon's Social Class in American So- 
ciology, an analytical and critical survej ol re 
search and theorj in the study of social classes 
in America by social scientists from 1925 to 1955, 
has recentl) been published by the Duke Univer- 
sity Press. During the past academic year Milton 
served as Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology 
at Wellesley College. During the current year he 
is engaged in writing a book on intergroup rela- 
tions .11 the United States, commissioned by the 
Russell Sage Foundation. 

Al Gregory, who is doing methods accounting 
for the Sandia Corporation, has moved to 3612 
California St., N. E., Albuquerque, N. M. 

Dr. Dan Hanley, the College Physician, spoke 
on "Mutual Problems of the Medical and Legal 
Professions" at the annual meeting of the Maine 
Bar Association in Rockland on August 27. 

Rowland Hastings and Miss Joan Fay Webster 
of Auburn were married on August 2. Rowland is 
Assistant Director of Alcoholic Rehabilitation for 
the State Department of Health and Welfare in 

Ed Scribner is now Vice President of the Bow- 
doin Club of Cleveland. 

1940 Secretary, Neal W. Allen jr. 
Department of History 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

Dick Eveleth of Masta Displays has been elect- 
ed regional vice president of the Screen Process 
Printing Association International for the New- 
York area. 

Harry Hultgren has been named acting U. S. 
District Attorney for Connecticut. 

Dick Sanborn is Auditor of the Maine Bar As- 

1941 Secretary, Henry A. Shorey 


Lt. Col. Dick Stanley has been assigned to SAGE 
in Topsham, and he and his family have moved 
to their new home in Brunswick. Dick has just 
completed a three-year tour of duty in Germany. 

1942 Secretary, John L. Baxter jr. 
19 Lancey Street 

The Class Secretary is a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee of the reconstituted Citizens Com- 
mittee on the Survey of State Government in 

The Spencer Churchills have both joined the 
faculty of Centenary College for Women in Hack- 
ettstown, N. J. He is chairman of the humanities 
department, and she is a member of the depart 
ment of secretarial studies. 

Paul Hazelton has been appointed a trustee of 
Bridge Academy in Dresden. 

Bob Hill is now First Secretary of the U. S. 
Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. 

Rufe Stetson has been admitted to practice 
in the U. S. District Court of Maine. 

The Reverend Maxwell Welch, back in this 
countrj after ten years of missionary work in 
Angola, Africa, has been named minister of 
Warburton Chapel in Hartford, Conn. The Welches 
and their four children live at 40 Coleman Drive. 


li O II D () IN A L CM N V S 

1943 Secretary, John F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 

South Portland 

Dr. George Altman is practicing internal med- 
icine, with an office at 636 Beacon Street, Boston. 
He has been appointed Associate Director of the 
Cardiac Work Classification Unit of Boston and 
is also a member of the faculty at Harvard Med- 
ical School. The Altmans have three children: 
Cori (12), Drew (7), and Monte (4). 

Commander Carleton Brown (M.C., USN) has 
been transferred from Miami to MABS-32, Dispen- 
sary, MCAAS, Beaufort, S. C. 

Bob Maxwell, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer 
with the U. N. Observer Group, may be addressed 
c/o UNOGIL, Hotel Riviera, Beirut, Lebanon. He 
was originally appointed Personnel Director for 
UNRWA for the Arabian refugee camps; his pres- 
ent position may or may not be permanent. 

Bob Morse, Professor of Physics at Brown 
University, delivered a talk to the alumni of the 
university on May 31 in which he discussed the 
importance of science and scientific research, as 
well as some ideas implicit in the word "univer- 

1944 Secretary, Ross Williams 
Building 1 

Apartment 3 -A 

14 South Broadway 

Irvington, N. Y. 

Dick Eaton was married to Mrs. Jean Cage 
Kammerer of Edgewood, Md., on September 13. 
Franklin Eaton '42 was his brother's best man. 
The Eatons reside in Edgewood, where Dick is a 
physicist with the Chemical Warfare Laboratories. 

George and Vera Griggs are the parents of 
Christine Peirson Griggs, born on July 13. 

Stuart Hayes was panel chairman of a dis- 
cussion on "Estate Planning as It Relates to 
Small Estates" at the annual meeting of the Maine 
Bar Association in Rockland on August 27. 

It is reported that State Senator Allan Wood- 
cock intends to file a bill in the next Maine leg- 
islative sessions to name the new Bangor-Brewer 
bridge for Joshua Chamberlain of the Class of 1852, 
famous Civil War general, Governor of Maine, and 
President of Bowdoin. 

1945 Secretary, Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 
32 Ledgewood Road 

West Hartford, Conn. 

Bill Bailey is the Milton (Mass.) Chairman for 
this year's United Fund campaign. 

Jesse Corum and his family sailed for Scotland 
on the Queen Mary on September 3. They will 
live in Edinburgh for two years while Jesse does 
graduate study at New College, Edinburgh Uni- 
versity. During the summers they plan to travel 
throughout Europe in a Volkswagen Microbus. 

Gene Cronin and his family spent the summer 
with his parents in Lewiston and at Lake Marana- 
cook in Winthrop. In September Gene enrolled 
at George Washington University, where he is 
studying for his master's degree in business ad- 
ministration. Now a major, he recently became a 
Regular Army man and will make the Army his 

Charlie Estabrook writes, "Finished our tour 
of 26 months in Laos in March and came back 
to the U. S. A. through Europe, thus completing 
a trip around the world. Spent three months in 
the States on home leave and arrived in Chile 
on July 15, beginning another two-year tour." 
Charlie's address is United States Operations Mis- 
sion to Chile, c/o American Embassy, Santiago, 

Pete Garland has been elected to a three year 
term as a director of the Associated Industries of 

Henry Maxfield's novel, Legacy of a Spy, has 
been sold to Victor Saville, an independent British 
movie producer. 

Leroy Sweeney is now Assistant Principal of 
the Wellesley (Mass.) Junior High School. 

1946 Secretary, Morris A. Densmore 
55 Pillsbury Street 
South Portland 7 

Dick Donovan is staff assistant with the Bris- 
tol (Conn.) Chamber of Commerce. 

John Foran, who is in the Office of Naval In- 
telligence, lives at 212-B North Fenner Avenue, 
Middletown, R. I. 

Jim Gourdouras is teaching English and algebra 
at Thornton Academy. 

Keith and Diane Kingsbury announce the birth 
of their fourth son, Daniel Keith Kingsbury, on 
August 26. 

Stan Needleman returned to Boston in late 
August after a busy summer in the Arctic. Stan, 
who is a civilian geophysicist with the Cambridge 
Research Center at Hanscom Field in Bedford, 
Mass., and a captain in the Air Force Reserve, 
led a five-man team (Operation Groundhog, 1958) 
in a search for sites with solid foundations which 
the Air Force can use in establishing year-round 

Bob Porteous has been named Republican state 
finance chairman for Maine. 

Capt. Bob Rudy is commanding a battle group 
headquarters some 3,000 yards from the demili- 
tarized zone in Korea. His address is Headquar- 
ters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battle 
Group, 12th Cavalry, APO 24, San Francisco, 

Al Stevens and Jim Bishop '38 announce the 
formation of the law firm of Bishop and Stevens, 
with offices at 428 Main Street, Presque Isle. 

1947 Secretary, Kenneth M. Schubert 
54 Aubrey Road 
Upper Montclair, N. J. 

Willis Gray is teaching mathematics and science 
in the high school at Andover, Mass. 

Frank Holtman has been named Assistant Vice 
President of H. M. Byllesby and Company, Chi- 
cago investment banking and brokerage firm. He 
is in the company's office in Washington, D. C. 

Capt. Pete Macomber recently completed his 
medical residency in pathology at Brooke Army 
Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. 

Ray Paynter wrote from Karachi in September, 
"I met Sharab Tenduf La '55 in Bombay last 
week where he is working for a pharmaceutical 
firm. He is the first Bowdoin man I have seen 
in the fourteen months we have been out here. 
We spent over two months in the mountains 
around Darjeeling and saw much of the Tenduf La 
family. They are remarkable people. They made 
our stay the most enjoyable phase of the expe- 
dition. Previously (last October to January) we 
worked in Nepal (near Annapurna) and then in 
tiger and elephant country in East Pakistan (Feb- 
ruary-May). Now we'll be in the Khyber Pass 
region and to the north of that, for two months. 
Then the Harvard-Yale Expedition will wind up 
and return to the U. S., probably reaching there 
in January. Needless to say, it has been a 
very full year. We've collected so much ma- 
terial that I'll be off the road for a number of 
y^ars studying our loot. Museum life will seem 
pretty confining." Ray, who is Associate Cura- 
tor of Birds at the Harvard Museum of Compara- 
tive Zoology, has been leading an expedition which 
is collecting specimens for the Harvard Museum 
and the Peabody Museum at Yale. 

Roger Walker, assistant cashier of the Canal 
National Bank, is now with its newest branch at 
Monument Square in Portland. 

Alfred Waxier reports his entry into the home- 
building field near Portland; he has started with 
"Capisic Park," a twelve-house development. 

1948 Secretary, C. Cabot Easton 
31 Belmont Street 

The Reverend John Cummins has been appoint- 
ed Chaplain to the Student Christian Association 
at Brandeis University. 

Jim and Nancy Eells have four children: Mary 
(7%), Betsy (4), Emily (2), and John (4 
months). Jim is on leave from the University 
of California at Berkeley this year and is Visit- 
ing Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Colum- 

Bob Sziklas is teaching science in the high 
school at Nantucket, Mass. 

1949 Secretary, Ira Pitcher 
327 Court Street 

The Deane Adlards are the parents of Mark Ed- 
ward Adlard, born on April 13. 

Bob Alexander is Vice President of Sherwood 
Lake Estates in Sarasota, Fla. 

Bob Atwood coached the only unbeaten team 
in the newly organized Catholic Baseball League 
in Chicago last spring. In addition to being base- 
ball coach at Fenwick Catholic High School, Bob 
is also manager of the Oak Park School cafeteria 
and is working on a degree at Northwestern 
University. The Atwoods have a son, Timothy, 
who is four. 

Ernest Bainton is teaching eighth grade social 
studies and languages in the Carpenter School in 
Wolfeboro, N. H. 

Dick Burston was married on August 29 to Miss 
Phoebe Harvey Hopkins of Plainfield, N. J. 

Sherman Carpenter has been elected Chairman 
of the Bloomfield (Conn.) Republican Town Com- 

Ralph Chew was married to Miss Sara Williams 
Rose of Chapel Hill, N. C, on July 5. 

The Carl Coopers announce the arrival of Daniel 
Robert Cooper on August 16. 

Dick Davis, President of the Baltimore News- 
paper Guild, was awarded the -$500 Wilbur E. 
Bade Memorial Award at the American News- 
paper Guild's 25th anniversary convention in San 
Francisco on August 6. 

Bernie and Anne Devine announce the birth 
of their first child, Katherine Megan Devine, on 
August 1. 

Bob Dowling is Assistant Superintendent of 
Schools in Berwick, where his duties include the 
principalships of Berwick High School and Esta- 
brook Elementary School. 

Ollie Emerson has been re-elected Alumni Coun- 
cil Member for the Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. 

The Ed Jacksons announce the arrival of Edward 
Charles Davis Jackson on June 11. 

Irv Pliskin is Advertising Manager for the Lerner 
Shops and is teaching advertising one night a 
week at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Ruther- 
ford, N. J. His address is 21 Farrell Avenue, Co- 
lonia, N. J. 

Irv and Fran announce the arrival of their 
third child (second son), Jon Steven Pliskin, on 
September 3. David is now 7 and Nancy 2%. 

John Sturm is teaching the sixth grade in Sea- 
brook, N. H., this year. 

Dick Wiley has left John Hancock to return to 
Harvard Law School. He is completing work on an 
LL.M. degree. He and Carole now live at Apart- 
ment 31, 19 Forest Street, Cambridge, Mass. 

1950 Secretary, Howard C. Reiche jr. 
20 Olive Road 
South Portland 7 

Clem Brown is a new Vice President of the First 
National Bank of Amherst (Mass.). 

Don and Lorna Dorsey announce the arrival of 
their third child, Eliza Anne Dorsey, on August 

Marty and Jane Lee have a third son, Peter 
Moulton Lee, born on July 21. 

Fred Malone is now Secretary of the Rocky 
Mountain Bowdoin Club. 

Al Nicholson, management trainee with the 
Union Mutual Life Insurance Company in Port- 
land, is spending the month of October taking 
the first of three courses at the Life Insurance 
Management Institute at Purdue University. He 



will take the second course next spring and the 
tin il course m September, 19B9. 

Ron I'ott-. resident in pathologj .it the 
.! Maine General Hospital, has received .1 
ial Cancer Institute training granl For the 
current academic year. 

i Ripley, Instructor in French and Spanish 
.a the Universit) ol Maine, was married on July 
82 : ' Elisabeth Rosemarj Kings ol Gei 

rard's Cross, Buckinghamshire, England. Dick Col 
tin '"'1 was .in usher, Smith has become Assistant to the Direc 
Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, N't 
•-mitli-. who live in Charlotte, Vt., re 
port the birth ol then second son, Jamie Bradley 
Smith, on Jul] I s 

l> Jim Stackpole has opened an office for 
the practice of medicine .it 18 Mansion Street, 
Winooski, \t He and Janel have one son, Mi 
chael Austin. 

Bob .111.1 Janet Waldron live in tin- Northland 
Apartments, Academy Street, Presque Isle. Bob has 
l> been appointed Trusl Officer ol ili>' 
Northern National Bank ot Presque Isle. 

l'ln- Ait Walkers report tin- arrival of Richard 
Dextei Walker III in June, "thus restoring the 
balance of power in tin- family two boys ami 

two mils." Art has completed two years of study 
at Harvard Business School and is now Manager 
of Administrative Services at M. and ('. Nuclear, 
Inc.. which employs ovi-r 1,000 and manufactures 
nuclear fuel. The Walkers live at 26 Melrose 
Avenue. Barrington, R. I. 

Mack Walker is Instructor in English at tin- 
Rhode Island School of Design, 

Fred Weidner, tenor, sings the part of Mr. 
S. 1 atcli 1:1 Westminster's recent recording of Doug- 
I.,- Moore's opera. The Devil and Daniel Webster, 
which is based on a story by Benct. 

Bryant and Mary Whipple arc parents of a 
fourth child, Bryant Hal! Whipple jr., born on 
August 21. 

Capt, Bruce and Marj White arc enjoying their 
European sojourn. They have been away from the 
air base in Germany on trips to Brussels and 
Paris and were looking forward to going to Tripoli 
and Rome, according to his report in late July. 

Emerson Zeitler spent the summer at a tutoring 
camp project in East Alstead, N. H., for the third 
year and has returned to his duties at the Peddic 

1951 Secretary, Lt. Jules F. Siroy 
2!i70 65th Street 
Sacramento 17, Calif. 

Bol. Blanchard has resigned as principal of 
Pennell Institute to return to the University of 
Maine lor further study. 

Ed French is engaged to Miss Carol Lee Harrel- 
son of Denver, Colo. Ed is with IBM in New York 

Hush and N'orene Hastings are parents of a 
daughter, Ellen N'orene Hastings, born April 8. 

Dr. Bob Howard has opened an office for the 
genera] practice of dentistry in Village Center, 
Essi v, Mass. Bob, Jo, and Thomas (6 months) 
live at 14 North Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, 

Bill Jewell has been promoted to plant exten- 
sion engineer by New England Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company. 

Bob and Muriel Mehlhorn and their three chil- 
dren have left New Jersey, where he was Assistant 
Manager of the Container Division of the General 
Cable Corporation, to return to the Brunswick area. 
Bob has purchased the Troop Hardware Store in 

Roy Nickerson is teaching English and French 
at Bucksport High School. 

Bob Toppan is engaged to Miss Susan LeSueur 
of Knole, Somerset, England. An October wedding 
in England is planned. Bob is with the Merchants' 
National Bank in Boston. 

Dr. Ed Williams is beginning the private practice 
of medicine in Houlton. Recently discharged from 
the Air Force, he is a general practitioner specializ- 
ing in obstetrics. He reports that Sheryl is two 

yean old and Jonathan is six months. Ed's new 

address is 10 High Sued, Houlton. 

1952 Secretary, William G. Boggs 

422 East 1- an \ icw Avenue 
Anil. lei. Pa, 

Hill Cockburn ha- left General Electric to 

leach .aid coach al Brunswick High School, 

Hugh and Nancj Dennett were the subjects of 

.111 article which appeared in the Portland Sunday 

Telegram f.o Vugusl in. Entitled "Nothing Ven 

tilled, Nothing Gained," it dealt with their coin 

bined efforts in operating tin- Peggj Ives Studio 
in Ogunquit, a concern engaged in the manufacture 
ot high-quality, handwoven woolen-. 

Dn-k II. mi 1- teaching French ai the high school 

in Lawrence, MaSS, 

Fred Hochberger is engaged to Miss Ellen S. 

Free. Iin. 111 ..I SI. John. New Brunswick. 

Dr. Dave Iszard, now .1 resident at Lemuel Shal 

tuck Hospital, ha- a new address: 12 Cnnry 
Crescent, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

The Reverend Merle .Ionian i- now Associate 

Minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in 
Whittier, Calif., and is studying at the Southern 
California School of Theology in Claremont. He 

and Elizabeth have two children, Chris and Marcia. 

Dick Kingman has taken over the management 
and operation of the Gulf Service Station at 33 
High Street, Danvers, Mass. 

In August Pete Sulides passed the Maine bar 
examination, tying with one other for the second 
highest rank out of those who passed. 

Roger Welch was married to Miss Carol Ann 
Cassid\ of Lynnficld, Mass., on August 16. Chaun- 
cey Somes and Pete Race were ushers. Roger is 
with the law firm of Weeks, Hutchins, and Frye 
in Waterville. 

Bill Whiting is teaching mathematics at the 
Meadowbrook School in Newton Centre, Mass. 

1953 Secretary, Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
4822 Florence Avenue 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

Joe Aldred recently passed the Maine bar 
examination and has entered the law firm of his 
father, Joseph Aldied sr. '24, in Brunswick. 

Carl Apollonio has sold his interest in the Fair- 
field Book Shop in Brunswick and is now associated 
with the Intimate Book Shop in Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Capt. Jim Beattie, recently completed the 12- 
week military orientation course for newly com- 
missioned medical service officers at Brooke Army 
Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. 

Ted Chambers married Miss Louise Mae Anas 
of Longmeadow, Mass., on September 6. Alvin 
Litchfield '54 was an usher. The couple now 
live at 81 Roseland Terrace, Longmeadow. 

John Curran has become assistant to the editor 
of the Newburyport (Mass.) Daily News. 

Bill Curran and Miss Gertrude Mae Carter of 
Nobleboro were married on August 23. Pete Cur- 
ran '46 served as an usher for his brother. The 
Currans live at Royal Homestead, Round Pond, 
and Bill teaches at Bristol High School. 

Dave Dodd was married on July 26 to Miss 
Dorothy Ann Knubel of Philadelphia and New 
Rochelle, N. Y. Dave is doing market research for 
Smith, Kline, and French in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Jim Dorr is a physician at the V. A. Hos- 
pital at 130 South Huntington Avenue, Boston. 

Jim Freeman is a senior at the medical school 
of McGill University in Montreal. 

Pete Horton was married to Miss Elizabeth Man- 
sur Davis of Old Bennington, Vt., on July 5. 

Don Lints is teaching math and science in the 
seventh and eighth grades of the Pollard School, 
Plaistow, N. H. 

Charles Schoeneman passed the bar examination 
of the U. S. District Court on Admissions and 
Grievances in Washington, D. C, last June. 

Give Tillotson was married to Miss Alecia 
Stockton of Fort Collins, Colo., on June 20. They 
are both students at the Colorado State University 
School of Veterinary Medicine. 

195 1 Secretary, Horace A. Hildreth jr. 

Hutchinson, Pierce, Atwood, and Allen 
iti.'i Congress Streel 

Portland 3 

John Belka is engaged to Miss Maureen Patricia 
Courtney of the Bronx, N. Y. 

Doii Blodgetl and Mi— Alice Rogers Flather of 

Lowell, Mass., were married mi July III. Boh 

Cushman was an usher. 

Hugh Colliton is engaged to Miss Barbara Ste 
wart of Rutland, Vt. 

Henrj DoWSl I! with the Syslems Development 

Corporation, SACK Building, Gunter AFB, Mum 
gomery, Ala. 

'lorn Dwight, who lives at 1438 North Sedgewick 
Street, Chicago L0, III., reports the arrival of his 
first child, Timothy Rile, on April 25. Tom 
graduated from the University of Minnesota Law 
School lasl year and is employed in the Trust De- 
partment of the Continental Bank in Chicago, 

Benson Ford and Miss Patricia Noyes Eddj ol 
Essex Fells, N. J., were married on September 6. 
Sam Hibbard was an usher. The Fords are in 
Ithaca, N. Y., this year while Benson completes 
his studies at Cornell Law School. 

Bill Fraser has begun his new duties as priii 
ripal of South Bristol High School. 

The Dave Hogans report the birth of Donald 
Haymarch Hogan on June 30. They live al 5 
Green Hill Parkway, Brattleboro, Vt. 

Ralph Kearney has been appointed recreation 
leader at the V.A. hospital in Northampton, Mass. 

Harvey Lcvine is engaged to Miss Helen G. 
Schwey of Portland. 

John Malcolm has begun a study sponsored by 
the Maine Port Authority to determine the po- 
tential of a trailer ship operation out of Port 
land. John will use the study as source material 
for a thesis course at the University of Pennsyl 

Dave Rogerson married Miss Anita Andres of 
Chestnut Hill, Mass., on September 6. Bruce 
Cooper was an usher. Dave teaches at the Noble 
and Greenough School, and the Rogersons live in 

Frank Vecella recently completed three years 
of duty as a lieutenant (j.g.) in Naval aviation. 
He is presently attending the University of Mary- 
land School of Law. 

Lewis Welch, an instructor in political science 
at Syracuse University, is at 16 Caton Drive, 
East Syracuse, N. Y. 

1955 Secretary, Lloyd 0. Bishop 
International House 
500 Riverside Drive 
New York, N. Y. 

The Class Secretary, who is working for his 
doctorate in French literature at Columbia, is 
engaged to Miss Julia Winston Smith of Chappaqua, 
N. Y. 

Don and Marie Brewer announce the birth of 
their second child and first daughter, Suzanne 
Elise, on July 16. 

Fred Coukos and Miss Joy Carlile of Marysville, 
Calif., were married in July. Fred is a loss ad- 
juster with the Boston Insurance Company in 
East Orange, N. J., and the Coukoses are living 
at 407 Hillcrest Avenue, New Brunswick, N. J. 

Phil Day, who is completing his senior year at 
St. Mary's University Law School, San Antonio, 
Tex., spent the summer in France and Spain 
studying foreign languages under a special granl 
from the Texas institution. 

John and Joanne Gignac are the parents of 
John David Gignac, born on July 3. 

George Harvey was married on August !) to 
Miss Margaret Maynard of Allston, Mass. They 
are living in Fryeburg, where George is minister 
of the Congregational Church. He is also a senior 
at Andover-Newton Theological Seminary. 

John Haynes was married to Miss Janet Shirley 
Fleming of Sharon, Mass., on June 28. He is a 



■student at Lowell Technological Institute and 
their address is 75 Viola Street, Lowell, Mass. 

Arne Koch was married to Miss Joyce Fischer of 
Detroit, Mich., on July 12. He is an assistant 
in the Production Control Department of the Shat- 
ter Proof Glass Corporation and is completing 
work on a B.B.A. degree. 

Dave Morse is engaged in farming and lives 
.at Norwich Hill, Huntington, Mass. 

Chester Towne is teaching Grade Five in the 
Weston (Mass.) school system. 

1956 Secretary, Paul G. Kirby 
3 Harris Circle 
Arlington, Mass. 

Horst Albach received his doctor's degree in 
May, and his thesis on "capital budgeting under 
uncertain expectations" will be published this fall. 
He is about to start a two-year project, that of 
writing the habilitation thesis, a prerequisite for 
the academic career in Germany. Horst reports 
being in contact with Frank Cameron '55 and 
Dick Dale '54 and having a September reunion 
with them. 

Stanton Burgess was married to Miss Gail Scrib- 
ner of Newton Centre, Mass., on September 20. 

2nd Lt. Ken Cooper recently completed the 15- 
week basic infantry officers' course at The Infantry 
School, Fort Benning, Ga. 

Chester Day, an engineer with the Bell Tele- 
phone Laboratories, was married to Miss Deena 
Verre of Scotch Plains, N. J., on July 13. Then- 
address is 348 Dodd Street, East Orange, N. J. 

Don Dean, who received his M.B.A. from Whar- 
ton last June, is now in the accounting training 
program with Sheraton Hotels in New York City. 
His address is 42 West Thirty-fifth Street, New 
York 1. 

David and Constance Holmes are the parents 
of Marcia Ellen, their first child, born this past 

Pete Holmes and Miss Ann Cartwright Vaughan 
of Damariscotta were married on August 30. Pete 
received his master's degree in biology from Wes- 
leyan University and is continuing his graduate 
work at the University of Illinois, to which Ann 
has transferred from Colby College for her senior 

2nd Lt. Dave Hurley is a platoon leader in 
Company E of the Eighth Infantry Division's 68th 
Armor, on duty in Germany. 

Fred Jellison is an engineer with the Bomac 
Company in Everett, Mass., and has moved to 8 
Chestnut Street, Wakefield. 

Sandy Kowal has been released from the Army, 
following service in Korea and Japan, and has en- 
tered Boston University Law School. 

Frank McGinley was discharged from the Army 
in September and is once again working for the 
Bell Telephone Company in the Philadelphia area. 
While in Casablanca, he and Nancy lived in a 
villa and had a Mark VII Jaguar "which handled 
best at over 100 m.p.h." 

1st Lieut. Wayne Orsie was recently presented 
the Community Service Citation by the Comman- 
dant of Ft. Eustis, Va., "for outstanding service 
in support of community welfare and morale ac- 
tivities in a volunteer capacity." He has been a 
Boy Scout liaison officer for Ft. Eustis with Vir- 
ginia and surrounding states, and also Explorer 
Scout adviser and player-coach of the baseball 

Warren Slesinger is in Schwabach, Germany, 
where he and his family share an apartment 
house with a German family. He reports a re 
cent pleasant visit with Jack Celosse in The 
Hague. Warren's address is B Troop, 15th Cav- 
alry, APO 696, New York, N. Y. 

Curtis Stiles was married to Miss Marilyn Jane 
Aneyci of Providence in July. They live, at 14 West 
End Avenue, Old Greenwich, Conn., and Curt 
teaches at Eastern Junior High School in Green- 

Terry Woodbury is in the group sales division 
of the Aetna Life Insurance Company in Hartford, 

Cooper '56 

Conn. He is living in the Shelburne Apartments in 

Al and Fran Wright announce the birth of a 
son on May 15. Al is in the Pittsburgh group 
office of the New England Life Insurance Com- 

1957 Secretary, John C. Finn 
8 Nelke Place 

Jim Carr has been named to the fall Dean's List 
at the Babson Institute of Business Administration. 

Steve Colodny was married to Miss Shirley Gay- 
nor of Los Angeles, Calif., on August 18. Steve 
is in his second year at Stanford Medical School, 
and the Colodnys live at 215 Bryant Street, 
Palo Alto, Calif. 

John Dow and Miss Louise Ann Thomas of 
Dover-Foxcroft were married on August 24. Paul 
Kingsbury was best man, and Bob Thomas '60, 
brother of the bride, was an usher. John is in 
his second year at Harvard Medical School. The 
Dows' address is Apartment 5, 109 Queensbury 
Street, Boston 15, Mass. 

Ted Eldracher and Miss Virginia Marie Mac- 
Donald of Stoneham, Mass., were married on 
August 23. 

2nd Lt. Werner Fischer is commander of Com- 
pany M, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Division, which 
landed in Lebanon on July 15. He may be ad- 

Myers '57 

dressed at his unit through the FPO, New York, 
N. Y. 

Tom Fraser was married to Miss Ann Mason 
of Rumford on August 9. Bill Fraser '54 was 
his brother's best man. 

Don Guida is in his second year at Boston 
College Law School. His address is 34 Lake 
Street, Brighton, Mass. 

Jim Hughes was married to Miss Patricia Ann 
Whitmore of Reading, Mass., on August 9. They live 
at 29 Yale Avenue, Wakefield, Mass. Jim is an 
assistant buyer at William Filene's in Boston. 

2nd Lt. Chris Jacobson is serving in Korea, 
where his address is 7th Administration Company, 
7th Infantry Division, APO 7, San Francisco, Calif. 

Francis Kinnelly was married to Miss Billiann 
Crocker of South Portland on August 9. They are 
in Bologna, Italy, this year, where Frank is 
studying at the Johns Hopkins Italian Center at 
the University of Bologna. 

Charlie Leighton was married to Miss Deborah 
Throop Smith in the chapel of Concord (Mass.) 
Academy on August 31. Pete Orne was an usher. 
Charlie entered Harvard Business School this fall. 

Ensign Fred Lombard, a June graduate of An- 
napolis, was married to Miss Sandra Lee Hult of 
Atherton, Calif., in June. 

2nd Lt. John Manning has completed the 16- 
week basic officers' course at the Army Armor 
School, Fort Knox, Ky. 

2nd Lt. Herb Miller recently completed the ba- 
sic officers' course at The Infantry School, Fort 
Benning, Ga. 

Stanton Moody has moved to 437 West Dayton 
Street, Madison 3, Wis. He holds a research as- 
sistantship at the University of Wisconsin Naval 
Research Laboratory and hopes to receive his M.A. 
in math next June. 

Pete Orne is married to Miss Judith Ann Wright 
of Saddle River, N. J. Pete is with the Continental 
Can Company in New York City. 

2nd Lt. Art Perry received his parachutist's 
badge at the graduation ceremonies at Fort Benn- 
ing, Ga., on August 1. 

Pvt. Al Roulston is with Company I, 2nd Train- 
ing Regiment, Fort Dix, N. J. 

John Snow was married to Miss Margaret Dunne 
of Port Clyde on August 16. Pete Dionne '58, 
John Finn, Leland Hovey, and Arthur Strout were 
ushers. In September John entered the Wharton 
School in Philadelphia, where he and Margaret 
live at 513 South Forty-second Street. 

Fred Thorne is serving as General Business 
District Director for the Commerce and Indus- 
try Department of Boston's 1959 United Fund 

Tut Wheeler was married to Miss Jane Cham- 
berlain of Cranford, N. J., on September 7. 

Clement Wilson was married to Miss Mary 
Louise Matthes of Wilmington, Del., on August 
30. They are now at Fort Hood, Texas, where 
Clem is on active duty with the 2nd Armored 
Division as a second lieutenant. 

1958 Secretary, John D. Wheaton 
4042 Hillen Road 
Baltimore, Md. 

Geof Armstrong was married to Miss Beverly 
Julie Lofgren of Sudbury, Mass., in July. Geof be- 
gan his studies at General Theological Seminary 
in New York in September. 

Bob Beaulieu married Miss Carol Ann Brou 
thers of Monson in the U. S. Army Chapel at 
Niederwern, Germany, on August 2. 

Don Clark is teaching biology at Peacham 
Academy in Vermont. 

Mike and Mary Lou Curtis are parents of a 
girl, born in August. 

Ray Demers and Miss Jane Barnett Brown 
were married in Bucksport on August 23. They 
are living in Brunswick while he completes his 
studies at Bowdoin. 

Pete Dionne and Miss Mary France-; Lawlor of 
Lewiston were married on August 2 Fred Hall 
'59 was best man, and John Wheaton and Dave 
Gosse were ushers. Pete and Mary live al 387 



Court Street) Auburn, and he is .1 teacher Mid 
coach at Edward Little High School. 

Jim Fawcett spent ten weeks this summer on 
.1 European trip and is now in liis Rrsl year .it 
Boston I Law School His address is 

153 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

loan Grant is doing graduate work in art .it 
the Universit) ol Minnesota. H<- and Casej live 
.it Apartment 407. Too University Vve S.E., Min 


George Hetlej was married recently to Miss 
Carolyn Minam Smith ol Clarksburg, W. Va., for 
merl> ol Melrose, Mass 

Following a summer job at Southeast Harbor 
.nut before returning to German) on October l">. 

Klaus Klimmeck took a trek by 

thumb. He attended Bowdoin alumni meetings 
in Cleveland and Chicago an. I met other groups 
on the way. Klaus reports that he was graciousl) 

wd ami entertained by\ Bowdoin alum 
in an. I friends on his waj to and from the West 

L'n. I l.t. L.e Krutl report.-. I lor active duty .0 
Fori Devens in June. 

Dick ami Bettj Michelson an- al the University 
ol Washington where he is .1 graduate assistant 
ami is doing graduate work in math. 

Di k Payne was married ..n August 25 to Miss 
Sheila Hammond Tulk of Stamford, Conn. The 
ushers were four classmates: Ralph Westwig, 
Frank Whittlesey. Dave Gill, and Walter Moul 
ton. Dick is beginning graduate work in physics al 
the University of Maryland, and the Paynes are 
living at the Kent Village Apartments in Land 
over. Md. 

John Philbrick, son of Donald Philbrick '17, 

w.i- married to Miss Margaret Davidson Eberlein 
of Newtown, Conn., on July 2(>. Don Philbrick '44 
was his broth ' man, and Fletcher Means 

'57 anl Pete Barnard '50 were ishers. Peggy and 

John have moved to Virginia, where he is serving 
as a second lieutenant in the Army at Fort Eustis. 

Pete Potter and Mr. Fred Thorpe, organist and 
choirmaster of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke 
in Portland, gave a joint recital in Portland City 
Hall auditorium on August 21. 

Bob Ridley is a first-year student at the Med 
ical School of the University of Kentucky. 

Ted Ripley has moved to the Upper Peninsula 
of Michigan where he is enjoying his work with 
Solvay. His address is P.O. Box 97, Escanaba, 

Marty and Mary Jane Roop announce the birth 
of their second son, Lawrence David Roop, on 
August 22. Martv is presently in the manage- 
ment training program with Farnsvvorth Mills 111 
Lisbon. The Roops live at Apartment 1-3, Bruns- 
wick Apartments, Brunswick. 

Steve Rule was married on September 12 to 
Miss Ann Katherine Clifford of St. Louis, who 
teaches English at Kirkwood Junior High School. 
Steve is associated with the Gardner Advertising 
Company as a space estimator. The Rules' address 
is 6223 Southwood Ave., St. Louis 5, Mo. 

Harold Smedal was married on August 30 to 
Miss Constance Ruth Dean of Litchfield, Mass. 
Bill Ramsey was best man. Harold is presently- 
completing his senior year at Boston University, 
and the Smedals live at 11 Royce Road, Allston. 

Brud Stover has entered the management train- 
ing program with the Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany of New York. The three-year program is one 
of rotating assignments and study in various de- 
partments, leading to supervisory and administra- 
tive positions. 

George Vannah is engaged to Miss Margaret 
Gulliver of Boston and Marietta, Ohio. A June 
wedding is planned. 

Gordon Weil won the American Committee on 
United Europe's national scholarship competition 
and is now studying at the College of Europe in 
Bruges, Belgium. He spent the summer studying 
at the University of Grenoble in France. 

The Class Secretary was married to Miss There- 
sa Dorothy V'angeli of Lewiston on September 20. 
Fred Hall '59 was best man, and Ron Desjar- 
din and Dave Gosse were ushers. John is with 

the Union Carbide Company, The Wheatons live 
at 40-12 HUlen Road, Baltimore, Md. 

1959 Secretary, Brendan J. Tccling 
21 Moore Hall 
Bowdoin Colic e 
Brunsw ick 

Wayne Anderson is engaged to Miss Sherrj Wal 
ton Williams .,1 Lexington, Ky., and Newcastle. 

Bruce Baldwin is engaged to Miss Judith Mitchell 
Abb.- of Lexington, Mass. He is a student at the 
School ot Industrial Management at Mil', under 

the Combined Plan. 

Pvt. Nathan Cogan recently completed eight 

weeks ,,i advanced artillery training at Fort Chaf- 
fee, Ark. 

Pete\ is engaged to Miss Sandra Lee 
Sehoppe of Auburn. 

Ken Ju.lson has joined the Army and is under 
going basic training at Port Di\, N. J. 

Pete LeBoutill'er is a freshman (Midshipman, 

Fourth Class) ..I Annapolis. 

Pete Morton is engaged to Miss Cynthia A. 
Faunce of Westfield, Mass. 

Elliott Putnam is engaged to Miss Sherry Anne 
Hill of Sudbury, Mass. He is attending Nichols 
Junior College. 

Jere Skidgcl, now a midshipman at the Naval 
Academy, Annapolis, is engaged to Miss Jane 
Lowell Staples of Saco. 

Dick Willey and Miss Jane Charlotte Hart/.ell 
of Bar Harbor were married on September 10. 
Man Gill was best man, and Tom McGovern was 
an usher. The Willcys have moved to Brunswick, 
and Dick is completing his studies at the College. 

] 9()0 Dick Johns, now a student at Hobart 
College, is engaged to Miss Catherine 
Spaulding Raymond of Buffalo, N. Y. A June wed- 
ding is planned. 

Joe Kjorven writes from Oslo, Norway, that 
he received a visit from Americo Araya, former 
Bowdoin Fellow in Spanish, on July 23, "together 
with some American students from the summer 
school, so we had a real Bowdoin reunion in my 
home. Americo told me all that I needed to know 
about the place 'beneath the pines'; we played the 
Bowdoin record, sang, talked about the College, 
and were well on our way to start a new Bowdoin 
club in Norway." Joe is now back at the Uni- 
versity and his history books, preparing for his 
examination in November. 

1961 Dave Usher had a unique summer job: he 
served his "second term" as brakeman of 
the Mount Washington (N.H.) Cog Railway! The 
railway was the subject of a photo story in the 
Portland Sunday Telegram for July 6, which in- 
cluded a view of Dave leaning from the platform 
of the lone passenger car. 


Master Sergeant Frank Doggett, Adjunct In- 
structor in Military Science and Tactics, left Bow- 
doin on October 3.. after four and a half years with 
the ROTC unit at the College. A member of 
Merrill's Marauders in the Chinese Combat Com- 
mand during World War II and a veteran of over 
22 years' service in the Army, he is now assigned 
to the Far East Area Command. 

Professor and Mrs. Cecil Holmes had a busy 
family summer. Son David '56 presented them 
with granddaughter Marcia Ellen, and son Pete 
'56 was married to Miss Ann Cartwright Vaughan 
of Damariscotta on August 30. 

Lt. Col. Louis McCuller delivered a talk to more 
than 100 Army personnel recently assigned to 
ROTC duty in colleges and universities in New 
England, New York, and New Jersey at First 
Army Headquarters, Governors Island, New York, 
on August 27. His topic was "Organization for 
ROTC Training." 

Professor Norman Munn has been elected to> 

tli.' Policy and Planning Board ol the American 

Psychological Association. 11.- is also consulting 

editor lor the journal Contemporary Psychology, 
with special responsibility for visual aids in psy 

On September 2 Professor Munn spoke on 

.atioiial films al the American Psychological As 
sociation meeting in Washington, I). C. 

Professor Carl Schmalz was among those show 

ing paintings al the annual summer open house 
.lav al Colb) College on August 14. 

Professor Walter Solmitz is Acting Chairman of 

the Philosophy Department this year during the 

Sabbatical leave of Professor Edward Pols. 

Economics Professor James Storer has ' been 
named a member of the Executive Committee ol 

the reconstituted Citizens Committee on the Survey 
of State Government in Maine. 

Clive Tillotson '53, son of Professor and Mrs. 
Frederic Tillotson, was married on June 20 to 
Miss Alecia Stockton of Fort Collins, Colo. 

\ssisl.ini Professor Leighton van Nort of the 
Sociology Department suffered injuries in an August 
automobile accident in Virginia. He was hospi- 
talized for several weeks but is recuperating nice- 
ly. Although he was unable to be on campus 
to meet his first classes, he expects to return to 
Bowdoin around November 1. 

Andre Warren, Assistant Superintendent of 
Grounds and Buildings, took second prize in the 
amateur water color section of the Five Islands 
Art Show last August. 

Former Faculty 

Professor Pedro Armillas is Archaeologist with 
the UNESCO mission in Quito, Ecuador. 

Richard Liversage, Teaching Fellow in Biology 
in 1953-54, recently received his Ph.D. in biology 
from Princeton University, where he is now a 
member of the faculty. 

James L. McConaughy jr., son of the late James 
L. McConaughy, teacher of English and educa- 
tion at Bowdoin from 1909 to 1915, was one of 
six newsmen killed on June 27 in the crash of 
a KC-135 jet tanker plane at Westover Field, 
Mass. He was Chief of the Washington Bureau 
of Time and Life magazines. 

Former Assistant Professor of English Stephen 
Minot is now Assistant Professor of English at the 
University of Connecticut. 

Capt. Thomas Stockton, USA, formerly Assis- 
tant Professor of Military Science and Tactics 
(1955-57), is stationed in Germany and is teach- 
ing at the University of Maryland's branch in 
Wurzburg. He reports pleasant visits with Har 
aid Ponader, a new Bowdoin Plan student, and 
the Meddiebempsters. In August he and his 
family visited the Brussels Fair and the Normandy- 
coast. Capt. Stockton's address is HQ 3rd In - 
fanty Division, AP0 36, New York, N. Y. 


1944 Edward Eames, Headmaster of Governor 
Dummer Academy in South Byfield, Mass., 
will retire July 1, 1959, after 29 years as head of 
the school. 

1948 Dr. Hilda Libby Ives was the principal 
speaker at the 125th anniversary cele- 
bration of the First Congregational Church in 
South Egremont, Mass., on August 31. Her topic 
was "The Rural Church: Our Heritage and Our 

1952 Mrs - E<iith sills - a trustee of St. Mary's 
in-the-Woods School, Littleton, N. H., 
entertained a group of parents, alumnae, and in 
terested friends of the Episcopal girls' school at 
her home in Portland on August 27. 




Gifts with College sentiment for all occasions 

Christmas - Weddings - Birthdays 

V2 dozen 10" Dinner Plates — 6 Scenes (Gray) $13.50 

Vi dozen Tea Cups and Saucers (Gray) 18.00 

Sesquicentennial Bowl (Gray) each 17.00 

Sold only in packages indicated 

Bread and Butter Plates (5") in the Gray Bowdoin Wedgwood will be available about December 1. 
Please direct inquiries to the Moulton Union Bookstore. 

For each package add packing and shipping costs: East of the Mississippi $1.00; West of the Mississippi $2.00. 


3/4 oz. Cocktail . . . $5.50 dozen 12 qz. Highball .... $5.95 dozen 

IV2. oz. Old Fashioned 5.50 dozen 10 oz. Pilsner 8.00 dozen 

8/4 oz. Highball . . . 5.50 dozen 40 oz. Cocktail Shaker 5.50 each 
15 oz. double Old Fashioned .... $5.95 dozen 
Sold only in cartons of one dozen 

For each package add packing and shipping costs: East of the Mississippi $.75; West of the Mississippi $1.25. 

Bowdoin Playing Cards $ 2.50 

(Double pack — one white and one black) 

Official Bowdoin Ring — 10 carat gold with military finish: 

Choice of stones: Ruby 27.39 

Onyx 26.00 

(Ring prices include Federal tax. Postage and insurance extra) 

Please add 3% sales tax for all articles shipped within the State of Maine. 

Checks should be made payable to Moulton Union Bookstore. 



Telephone: PArkview 5-5412 


Postmaster: If undeliverable, return 
to the Alumni Office, Bowdoin 
College, Brunswick, Maine. 


The Bowdoin Mirror 

The Bowdoin Chair 



(123/ 4 " by 25") 

is an authentic reproduction of the colonial spindle mirror. It is 
made of hard wood and fitted with plate glass. The picture is a 
colored print of the Bowdoin campus of 1860. The mirror is finished 
in black and gold. 

Priced at $15.75 

For packing and shipping charges add $.75 East of the Mississippi and 
$1.25 West of the Mississippi. 




is a splendid reproduction of the straight arm chair of early New 
England. Sturdily constructed of selected hardwood, it is finished in 
satin black with natural wood arms. The Bowdoin Seal and the 
stripings are in white. Attractive and comfortable, the Bowdoin Chair 
merits a place in living room, study, and office. 

Each chair packed in heavy carton — shipping weight 30 pounds. 
Shipment by Railway Express, charges collect. 

F.O.B. Gardner, Mass. 


Hand colored enlargements of two prints of the early campus ready 
for framing are also available. 

The College in 1860 at $3.75 each postpaid. 
The College in 1821 at $5.00 each postpaid. 

Please add 3% sales tax for all articles 
shipped within the State of Maine 


Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine 



A Further 
Report On 

Director of Admissions Hubert S. Shaw '36 recently 
sent a report to secondary school principals and 
guidance counselors. We believe that many alumni 
will be interested in the substance of this report, which con- 
tains some interesting information about the Class of 1962 
and some facts about the formation of the Class of 1963. 

"In recent years," Mr. Shaw writes, "conditions pertain- 
ing to admissions to Bowdoin College have remained fairly 
uniform. Application procedure, time schedule, number of 
applicants, size of entering classes, and scholarship awards 
have continued with only minor deviations in essentially the 
same pattern. 

"The 'numbers' problem still plagues us," he says. "For 
many years we have been assuring a candidate of his admis- 
sion in advance of the formal date of notification in April, 
whenever his qualifications are known to us and when he 
states a clear interest in attending Bowdoin. We shall con- 
tinue this policy without demanding a payment of an ad- 
mission fee until the usual date in the spring, in the hope 
that many of these candidates will not file second applications. 
We cannot, of course, give a 'yes' or 'no' answer to every 
inquiry, but we do know that each one that can be settled 
will help in solving the problem of multiple applications 
about which we all complain." 

Mr. Shaw goes on to explain that all personal interviews 
at the College must be scheduled before March 28; the 
Admissions Office devotes the month of April to the final 
selection of the new freshman class, and it cannot interrupt 
its selection meetings to interview last-minute applicants who 
might have visited the campus earlier. 

Students and their parents are urged to make appointments 
in advance whenever possible. The Director and the Assis- 
tant are always happy to talk to a boy and his parents to- 
gether, but people who drop in without making appointments 
in advance run the risk of not being interviewed if the sched- 
ule is so heavy that they cannot be accommodated. 

The College is seeking 220 freshmen for the Class of 1963. 
The deadline for filing applications for admission and also 
for scholarship aid is March 1, 1959. Students applying for 
prematriculation scholarships should complete the College 
Scholarship Service Form, available at the Admissions Office. 

Several other things which will interest prospective admis- 
sions candidates are these: the application fee is ten dollars; 
final notices about admissions and scholarships will be mailed 
during the week of April 20; and the admissions fee of 
twenty-five dollars is due by May 2, unless the candidate needs 

Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne's desk is used here by fourth generation fresh- 
man Tingey H. Sewall '62 of New York City, shown here signing the matricula- 
tion book as Bowdoin began its 157th academic year in September. 
From left to right are Sewall, the son of George T. Sewall '32 of New York; 
Theodore S. Curtis jr. of Orono, son of the faculty manager of athletics at the 
University of Maine; and President James S. Coles. 

an extension of time to hear from other colleges, especially 
those in the Ivy League. As for the College Board Examina- 
tions, all candidates must take the Scholastic Aptitude Tests 
no later than March. In some cases the Admissions Office 
will advise candidates to take certain specific Achievement 
Tests, but these are not required of most candidates. 

This year the expenses for a student at Bowdoin average 
a little over $2,200. This includes $1,866 for tuition, room, 
board, and fees, plus about $350 for spending money, recrea- 
tion, and incidentals. 

There were 946 bona fide applicants for admission to the 
Class of 1962. Of this number 408 were accepted, and 223 
enrolled in September. Fifty-four sons of alumni applied 
for admission, forty were accepted, and twenty-eight even- 
tually matriculated. 

The College Board Scholastic Aptitude Tests have scores 
which range from 200 to 800. This year's freshman class 
had a median score of 550 in Verbal Aptitude and 583 in 
Math Aptitude. Seventy-one per cent of the freshmen scored 
500 or better on their verbal tests, and ninety-one and a half 
per cent were over 500 in their math tests. 

Another indication of the quality of the students now enter- 
ing Bowdoin is their secondary school class rankings: of the 
public school entrants (comprising two thirds of the fresh- 
men) 79-7% were in the top fifth of their senior classes, and 
14.4% were in the second fifth of their classes; of those enter- 
ing from private schools (one-third of the freshmen) 36% 
were in the top fifth of their classes, and 21.3% were in the 
second fifth. 

These statistics will vary slightly from year to year, but they 
tend to be quite stable. The shifts which do occur indicate 
that admission to the College is becoming a bit more competi- 
tive every year, and, consequently, Bowdoin is getting boys 
with slightly better academic promise. This should assure 
alumni that Bowdoin is striving successfully to maintain its 
position of leadership among the colleges of the country. The 
interest and assistance of Bowdoin men remain important and 
irreplaceable, however, especially if the College is to continue 
admitting freshmen who represent our fair share of the best 
that are available. 


■Volume 33 December 1958 Number 2 

Seward J. Marsh '12, Editor; Robert M. 
•Cross '45, Managing Editor; Clement F. 
Robinson '03, Peter C. Barnard '50, As- 
sociate Editors; Eaton Leith, Books; 
Dorothy E. Weeks, Jeannette H. Ginn, 
Lorraine E. Arquitte, Editorial Assistants, 
Glenn R. Mclntire '25, Business Manager. 

Leland W. Hovey '26, President; Carleton 
S. Connor '36, Vice President; Seward J. 
Marsh '12, Secretary; Glenn R. Mclntire 
'25, Treastirer. 

Members at Large 
1959: Oakley A. Melendy '39, Everett 
P. Pope '41, Donald N. Lukens '46; I960: 
Leland W. Hovey '26, Carleton S. Con- 
nor '36, William R. Owen '37; 1961: 
William S. Piper jr. '31, Charles W. 
Allen '34, David Crowell '49; 1962: 
Frederick P. Perkins '25, J. Philip Smith 
'29, Jotham D. Pierce '39. 

Dan E. Christie '37, I ] acuity Member; 
Vincent B. Welch '38, Alumni Fund 
Chairman; Seward J. Marsh '12, Alumni 
Secretary. Other Council Members are 
the representatives of recognized local 
Alumni Clubs. 

The officers of the Alumni Council are ex- 
officio the officers of the Bowdoin College 
Alumni Association. The Council members 
at large, the Treasurer, the Chairman of the 
Directors of the Alumni Fund, the Faculty 
member, and the Alumni Secretary serve as 
the Executive Committee of the Association. 


1959: Vincent B. Welch '38, Chairman, 
Allen E. Morrell '22, Josiah H. Drum- 
mond '36; I960: Frederick W. Willey 
'17, Richard S. Thayer '28, Vice Chair- 
man, Wesley E. Bevins jr. '40; 1961: 
Samuel A. Ladd jr. '29, E. Farrington Ab- 
bott jr. '31, Philip Dana jr. '32. 

So Can Bowdoin 

"This college never did and never will permit a desire for un- 
defeated teams to affect its overall policy. At the same time, if we 
are practical, we have to admit that any program to have any real 
meaning must have a measure of success in actual games won. 

"A small college of high standards located off the beaten path in 
the northeast corner of the country needs to do an exceptional selling 
job, needs to organize and use all of its resources, if, over the long 
haul, it is to have its full share of the type of undergraduate, student, 
leader, and athlete, that the best institutions in this country want for 

"Harvard is considered a fair institution from the educational point 
of view. And Harvard recently decided that the most desirable sub- 
freshman would not automatically enroll there because of their 
inherent prestige. They decided to go out and sell Harvard all over 
the United States. In the course of this selling job they somehow 
attracted more athletes than they had been getting. Don't bet against 
too many Harvard teams in the next few years. What Harvard can 
do, fairly and honestly and without any change in standards, we 
can do." 

These three paragraphs are in quotation marks because they are, 
word for word, what Director of Athletics Mai Morrell '24 said in 
the Moulton Union at a testimonial dinner for Adam Walsh on the 
night of December 2. 

It seems safe to say that for Bowdoin to do "an exceptional selling 
job," all elements of the College must pull together and pull strongly. 
This means alumni, faculty, staff, undergraduates. If one element 
catches a crab, so to speak, the boat is slowed up and all the people 
in it — ■ presumably alumni, faculty, staff, and undergraduates — are 
slowed up by that much. A lot of crabs, a lot of slowing up, until 
the boat is hardly making headway at all. 

An individual alumnus can pull strongly in several ways. When 
he finds a prospect in whom he is interested, he should write to the 
Admissions Office, giving the boy's name, address, and school. Once 
he learns from the Admissions Office that his candidate is a good one, 
the single most valuable thing that he can do is to arrange a visit to 
the campus by the boy, particularly while college is in session. There 
is no expense to the candidate while he is on campus; he will be 
the guest of one of the fraternities. 

According to the Admissions Office, "The most effective approaches 
in interesting outstanding candidates in the College have been small, 
informal meetings in alumni houses, alumni club dinners, and individu- 
al contacts by alumni." With the help of the admissions staff, any in- 
dividual alumnus may arrange a meeting to develop further the interest 
of good prospects from his area. 

And, who knows, in the course of this vital "selling job," we may 
discover, just as Harvard has, that somehow we are helping to attract 
more athletes — even perhaps football players — than Bowdoin has 
been getting. 

But all of us — administrative officers, coaches, teachers, staff, 
undergraduates, and alumni — must pull together. If we don't, we 
may not founder, but we won't make much forward progress either. 


This sketch of Adam Walsh was done bv Bill Clark of the Colbv Class of 1953, cartoonist for the 
Portland Press Herald, Eveninq Express, and Sunday Telegram. It was presented to Adam at the 
November 6th meeting of the Portland Bowdoin Club. 

THE BOWDOIN ALUMNUS: published October, De- 
cember, February, April, June, and August by Bow- 
doin College, Brunswick, Maine. Subscription $2.00 
a year. Single copies 40 cents. Second-class mail 
privileges authorized at Brunswick, Maine. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: cover by Bill Clark; Model T Ford scene courtesy Edward Hudon '37; Allen 
'50, Dewey and Almy Chemical Company; Hampton Harpswell boat, official Mystic Seaport photographs 
by Louis S. Martel ; Clement Robinson '03 receiving citation and Sibley '58, U, S. Navy photographs; 
Magdalen Tower and Bridge, Oxford, and High Street, Oxford, courtesy Roger Howell jr, '58 ; Clark 
'01 by Stephen E. Merrill '35; Miller '57, U. S. Army photograph; Hubbard '14 by lack Quinn, South 
Paris; Ireland '16, courtesy Dwight Sayward '16; Sewall '62 signing matriculation book, Priestly '62 
and Hall '59, Reardon '50, football coaching staff, presentation at Maine game, Walsh pacing, and 
all other Walsh and football pictures by Harry Shulnian. 

Scouts, Schools, and Collections — Oxford Style 

by Roger Howell jr. '58, Bowdoiris l^ih Rhodes Scholar 

FOR nil AMERICAN, (akin- up residence at Oxford 
is mirrored in the- acquisition of an entirely new lexicon 
of collegiate dialect. Words that bad one accepted 
meaning on our side of the Atlantic are found to mean some- 
thing quite different on the other side. Daniel Boone may 
have been a scout, but so is the gentleman who wakes you 
up in the morning, deans your room, waits on you at the 
table, and makes your bed. Schools were buildings where 
the young obtained education; here they are a set of exam- 
ination papers set at the end of the undergraduate course, a 
vast searching set of papers that determine the rare first, the 
more common second or third class degree. Collections were 
taken in cnurch; here they are a name for a set of practice 
examination papers set by the individual colleges to pre- 
pare their students for schools. 

This last statement reveals what is perhaps most confusing 
of all to the observer of Oxford, the relationship between 
colleges .md the university. For the university as such is not 
a visible thing; everywhere in Oxford there are individual 
colleges; few in number are the actual university buildings. 
Without discussing the complex relationship in any great 
detail, I would like to make clear that the colleges are quite 
separate institutions in themselves. They have their own 
libraries, their own staff", their own halls (dining rooms). 
A student is not admitted to the university until he is ad- 
mitted to the college of his choice. The university, to the 
undergraduate mind, exists to set examinations, to exercise a 
final authority in the form of the university proctors, to grant 
degrees. The college is the center of his life. 

Within the undergraduate body, there are basically two 
types of students, the scholars, who have won closed scholar- 
ships offered by the individual colleges, and the commoners, 
all the rest. They are distinguished by the type of gown that 
they wear, the scholar's gown being fuller than that of the 
commoner. The wearing of a gown seems odd to many Am- 
ericans, perhaps because some of them interpret it in the 
wrong way; they seem to think that it is some strange English 
variety of the freshman's beanie. Actually, it is far from 
this; it is nearer to being a badge of honor. The British 

Magdalen Tower and Bridge, Oxford 

student who has gained a place at either Oxford or Cambridge 
lias gained it in the face of a competition for places that makes 
competition for entrance to an American college seem ridicu- 
lously tame, and he has gained it through proficiency in stiff 
examination papers set by both the government and the in- 
dividual colleges. The gown is basically a symbol of serious- 
ness and dedication to the motto of the university, Dominus, 
illuminatio mea. 

Perhaps what impresses the American most deeply about 
Oxford in his first weeks is the sense of tradition. It is not 
a false sense of tradition, self-consciously preserved and point- 
ed out to the visitor; it is not even talked about much. It 
is there, real and very alive, and the newcomer feels it at 
once. He accepts it and it becomes very quickly a part of him 
as much as it is a part of every stone in the ancient buildings 
and a part of every other student who walks across the 
quadrangle. It is a great facet of his education, a liberal 
education in stone and attitude, the essential factor in ad- 
justment to academic life in Oxford. 

The academic year at Oxford is divided into three terms, 
Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity, each of which lasts eight 
weeks. In those periods, the student will attend tutorials and 
lectures for his academic life, parties, lectures, concerts, plays 
for his social life, sports for relaxation. On the surface, this 
does not seem much different from the pattern of life at 
Bowdoin or at any other American college, but, in reality, a 
wide gulf separates the two. The entire approach to life is 
different. The students here seem much more interested 
in things, not just in studies but in life around them. It 
can be argued that this just seems to be the case because 
there are more students, but I do not think that follows. 
They are active, interested, and alert because they have had 
to earn a place at the university. The Oxford or Cambridge 
B.A. is not just a trifle that everyone collects before stepping 
out to endure the more sordid business of making a living; 
it is a degree won only by hard work and keen interest. 
There is no place for the uninterested undergraduate in Ox- 
ford. If he managed to gain admittance, he would be sent 
down in due course. 

Although I will deal more fully with the system of in- 
struction in my second article, I should perhaps at this point 
indicate something of its nature. Unlike the American sys- 
tem, it does not revolve around lectures, a system of instruc- 
tion which persists, as Bertrand Russell has stated, only be- 
cause the modern academic world has not become aware of 
the medieval invention of printing. The core of the in- 
structional system is the tutorial. Each student is assigned 
a tutor in his subject when he arrives. In the case of an 
American reading history in two years instead of three (the 
normal length of the undergraduate course) two tutors will 
be assigned, for he will be expected to do some doubling up. 
Each week the tutor will present his student with an exten- 
sive reading list on some aspect of the period they are dis- 
cussing together. The student will work through the reading 
and write an essay based on it which he reads to his tutor at 
the next tutorial. The tutor will then criticize it, question 
the student on the points he has made, and sum up the main 
considerations in the argument. The relationship between 
students and tutor is informal, lively, and at the same time 
serious. The work that the tutor demands is extensive, 
scholarly, and invigorating. Besides the reading lists which 
the tutor suggests for any one week, he will suggest even 


High Street, Oxford 

more extensive reading lists for the vacations. The Oxford 
student is expected to work and work very hard in his vacs; 
the fact that only half the year is spent officially in residence 
does not mean that he has half a year to spend in idleness. 
Far from it; the great bulk of the work in preparing for 
schools is done in these months of "idleness." 

The student will supplement his reading and tutorials by 
attending lectures. He will probably not attend many, al- 
though the tutor will suggest a few for him. There is no 
requirement for him to attend any, and if he feels that he 
can use his time better by reading, he will do that. On 
the whole, the lecturers presuppose a good knowledge of the 
period on the part of the student; they deal with detail, in- 
dicate further reading, and advance the ideas that they have 
come to through their own research. Unlike many American 
lecturers, they do not aim at giving the student a nice crib- 
sheet for the examination papers. Oxford students are ex- 
pected to be above that level. 

This leads into a very important point in the Oxford ap- 
proach to students. They are expected to take care of them- 
selves. The average freshman entering Oxford is older and 
more mature than his American counterpart. His serious- 
ness and dedication are self-sufficient; thrown into the tangle 
of university life, he is expected to fend for himself. He 
is not oriented, guided, counseled, or indoctrinated (what- 
ever the current academic jargon for this process in the 
United States is ) . He strikes out for himself and does an 
amazingly good job of it. If he cannot fend for himself, he 
learns to do so or is sent down. In this sense, Oxford students 
are tough; they are not, however, unfriendly. Many Americans 
coming up to Oxford feel that the British are unfriendly. 
They cling to their own nationals, preserving little islands of 
America in this vast wilderness of British Oxford. In effect, 
they rigidly refuse to accept another way of academic life, 
especially for the first term or so. Of the Americans at Ox- 
ford, the Rhodes Scholars as a group seem to make the best 
adjustment. This is due no doubt to the cosmopolitan na- 
ture of the scholarship and the wise policy of the Warden 
of Rhodes House, Brigadier E. T. Williams, who impresses 
every Rhodes Scholar with this facet of the scholarship by 
bringing the scholars together in international rather than 
national groups. Every Rhodes Scholar realizes sooner or 
later the challenge of living with a new way of life, of 
testing the validity of the assumptions he makes about his 
own way of life by taking part in another. And when he 

does this, he realizes that the English students are not un- 
friendly. He learns that reserve is not hostility and that 
formality is not suspicion. When he comes to understand 
the great English tradition of tea time, he has learned a 
great deal about the English and their way of life. 

It would not be fair to conclude this brief survey of first 
reactions to Oxford without a word about sport, for sport 
is an integral part of every college at Oxford. Sports, 
like studies, are pursued seriously. When an American takes 
ah interest in sports here, he is warmly received. The col- 
lege teams are run and coached by undergraduates, and their 
standard of performance is high. Without vast coaching 
staffs, they attain a high standard of performance and they 
reach a standard in athletics that is not always understood 
in the United States, for they play a game as a game, not 
as a war. What matters is the standard of play first, the 
result second. We may think that such an attitude prevails 
in the United States, but I wonder if it does. I remember 
many acquaintances at Bowdoin seriously imagining that the 
College was losing its standard as an institution because 
its football team was losing games. This is an attitude that 
would not be understood here. This fact was brought home 
to me very clearly the other day. After playing in my first 
rugby match, which St. John's lost 5-0, I remarked to the 
secretary of the rugby football club that it was too bad we 
had lost. His reply was that it did not really matter, for 
the team had played hard, tough rugby; "the team is main- 
tained not by winning but by playing rugby as well as it can." 
Rugby, incidentally, is a fast, rugged game that is equally as 
exciting as and far more strenuous than its American counter- 
part. It is a pity that it is not more widely played in the 
United States. 

In my second article, I will compare the standards of Oxford 
education with what I take to be the standard in the United 
States, for there is much to be learned by both in such a 
comparison. If the American student here does not make 
constant comparisons with his past experience, he is missing 
a great opportunity. The chance to gain perspective on one's 
own country should not be overlooked by the visitor and 
actually seldom is. 

My first reactions to Oxford are very favorable; they sug- 
gest comparisons with American ways, and the American 
ways do not always come out on top. Life at Oxford enables 
one to assess the United States as well as England. 

I) E CUMBER 19 5 8 


A New Interpretation 

by Gerard /. Brault 

Instructor in French 

The campus legend concerning the origin of ilic college 
seal is given official endorsement in the Sesquicentennial edi- 
tion of the Gi ■:! Catalogut | 1950): "It represents the 
rising sun. appropriate because, at the time of its adoption. 
Bowdoin was the easternmost college in the country." This 
was the explanation given by Louis C. Hatch '95 in The 
History of Bou Join College ( l l )27): 

A college like other corporations must have a seal 
and the design should, if possible, be specially appro- 
priate. When Bowdoin was founded it was the 
most eastern college in the country and accordingly 
a full sun, doubtless supposed to be a rising one, 
encircled by the inscription, Bowdoin Collegii Sigil- 
lum 1794, was chosen as a design for the seal. 

The founders of most early American colleges were usually 
very careful to specify exactly what the seal they chose was 
intended to symbolize. Persistent research, however, has 
failed to uncover any early statement explaining the mean- 
ing of the sun on the seal of Bowdoin College. 

What the Charter Says 

The college charter, granted by an act of the Massachusetts 
General Court passed on June 24, 1794, mentions two seals. 

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said 
Corporation [of the President and the Trustees of 
Bowdoin College] may have one common seal, 
which they may change, break or renew at their 
pleasure; and that all deeds signed and delivered by 
the Treasurer, and sealed with their seal, by order 
of the President and Trustees, shall, when made in 
their corporate name, be considered in Law as deeds 
of the said Corporation; 

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted by the authority 
aforesaid, That the Members of said Corporation 
of Overseers may have one common seal, which they 
may change, break and renew at their pleasure. . . 

A letter preserved in the college archives from the Rev- 
erend Alden Bradford of Wiscasset to the Reverend Samuel 
Deane of Portland, who was later to become the first Vice- 
President of the College, bears witness to the fact that certain 
members of the Board of Overseers became interested in the 
matter of a seal at a very early date. I reproduce it here 
for the first time: 

Wiscasset, June 11th, 1795 
Reverend and Dear Sir, 

I now send you the device for the seal, which 
you desired me to give Mr. Little. I forgot to put 
it in the letter which I gave Mr. Davis. I also send 
by the Bearer of this message Sermons delivered at 
Cambridge last Winter. I wish you to give Reverend 
Mr. Brown one Pamphlet. 

A. Bradford 

Unfortunately, the device for the seal, presumably a sketch 
of some sort, is missing. At the semi-annual meeting of the 
Board of Overseers held at Brunswick on May 16 and 17,. 
1798, the minutes record that the Board voted that: 

The consideration of the report of the committee 
respecting a device for a seal for this board be 
deferred till the next meeting of the board. 

The next meeting was held at the Columbian Hall in Portland 
on November 14, but again: 

Voted: that the matter respecting the seal for the 
board of overseers be referred to the next meeting 
of the overseers. 

That meeting was held at Freeport on May 15 and 16, 1799- 
Here is what transpired according to the minutes: 

Upon motion, voted that this board now proceed to 
the consideration of the subject of procuring a seal 
for the same. After some debate, voted that the 
matter respecting said seal subside for this meeting. 

At subsequent meetings, however, the Board became en- 
grossed in the more urgent matters of selecting a President 
for the infant institution and of erecting the first college 
building, for the minutes are silent on this question. 

In the meantime, however, the Board of Trustees had or- 
dered a seal for its own use, as recorded by the following 
communication: "February 7, 1798 — paid Mr. Callender 
for a Seal — 15 Dollars equal to 4 pounds, 10 shillings." 
Joseph Callender (1751-1821) was a well-known engraver 
in Boston who specialized in cutting seals and bookplates. 
He had studied with Paul Revere and was employed by the 
Massachusetts Mint as a die-sinker. There is little doubt that 
this is the same seal mentioned in connection with President 
McKeen's installation in 1802. An account of this cere- 
mony published in Jenk's Portland Gazette on September 6, 
1802, relates that the President was invested with the sym- 
bols of his office among which figured the college seal. The 
diploma in Moses Quinby's name now on display in the 
Alumni Reading Room in Hubbard Hall proves that, in 
1806, the college seal was exactly what it is today. Some 
time ago, Mr. Mclntire, Bursar and Assistant Treasurer, 
searching through some old documents preserved in the base- 
ment vault in Massachusetts Hall, discovered what appears 
to be the original college seal. A nick over the sun's eye 
on this matrix reappears on certain early examples of the 
college seal. 

What the Seal May Mean 

Considering the seriousness with which' the Board of 
Overseers debated the matter of a seal and, above all, re- 
membering that six of the eleven original Trustees were 
staunch Protestant ministers — bearing in mind, also, that 
the first President and Vice-President of the College were 
Congregational ministers — it seems unlikely that a sun 


device would have been hit upon for so banal a reason as 
has been adduced. The fact that Bowdoin was the eastern- 
most college in the country in 1794 is, after all, a mere 
geographical curiosity. The sun on the seal was surely in- 
tended to symbolize something more spiritual and, therefore, 
more appropriate for a college dedicated to the promotion of 
"virtue and piety." 

In 1904, the Quill published an anonymous poem entitled 
"Bowdoin Collegii Sigillum." The alumnus '98 who wrote 
this effective bit of verse suggested a spiritual interpretation 
which is well worth citing in full here: 

Though Time's hard hand obliterate 
The mark from parchment, wax or plate, 
Yet Bowdoin's sons will still reveal 
The true imprint of Bowdoin's seal. 

The Sun is emblem of her truth 

Which lights the countenance of her youth 

And so, as symbol of that plan, 

Her seal shows Truth with face of Man. 

One is immediately reminded of the famous seal of Harvard 
University which bears the single word: VERITAS (Truth). 

The Sun Symbolizes Divine Wisdom 

In the absence of any documentary evidence, the inter- 
pretation of what the founders of Bowdoin had in mind 
should, as a matter of fact, be based upon the explanations 
given by the men who incorporated the same sun device into 
the official seals of Brown, Columbia, Georgia, William and 
Mary, and Bowdoin's two sister colleges, Amherst and Wil- 
liams. In each case, the sun is associated with Wisdom, 
the fountainhead of all Learning. This interpretation is also 
the one that is given to the words Lux or Lumen (Light) 
inscribed on the seals of Columbia, North Carolina, and Yale. 

But Wisdom in a special sense. Here the seal of Amherst 
College is most helpful, for it shows a sun in its glory — 
and, incidentally, the Bowdoin sun is not a rising one, but 
should properly be termed a sun in its glory or in its splendor 
— over a Bible. Remembering that the seals of Princeton 
and Yale also show a Bible, we realize now that the sun 
symbolizes Divine Wisdom as revealed in the Scriptures. 

There are numerous passages in the Old and New Testa- 

ment where God or Christ is alluded to in these terms. To 
name but three examples: Psalms, 84:11, "For the Lord 
God is a sun and a shield." John, 1:5, "God is Light." 
John, 8:12, "I am the Light of the world." 

There can be no doubt for anyone familiar with Bow- 
doin's early years that its founders profoundly believed that 
Revelation was the ultimate source of all wisdom. We may 
safely conclude that the Boards wished to impress this fact 
and not the other upon the minds of their young charges. A 
contemporary bookplate dated 1799, designed for an early 
literary society at Dartmouth College, the Social Friends, bears 
a sun device which is strikingly similar to that on the Bow- 
doin seal. The Latin motto on this bookplate is the best 
clue to the meaning of the sun on the seal of Bowdoin Col- 
lege. It reads: "Sol Sapientiae nunquam occidet" (the Sun 
of Wisdom never sets ) . 

This seal was for a time the official seal of the College. It was 
designed in 1898 by Alger V. Currier, an instructor in drawing at 
Bowdoin. Retaining the sun as the emblem, he depicted a modified 
reproduction of a head of Helios found at Ilium. The symbolism 
of the sun was extended by presenting rays to typify the effulgence 
of the College and blood spots to indicate fullness of learning. 

The new seal was adopted by the Governing Boards in 1898, 
and the Committee on Arts interests was instructed to have a new 
die prepared and to destroy the old. Alumni and undergraduates 
alike protested. The Orient said of the old seal, "The fact that 
its dear, stupid, and round old face smiled from the sheepskins of 
Bowdoin's great men and small men seemed to imprint upon the 
hearts of all a feeling akin to love." Alumni in general and the 
Washington Alumni Association in particular became aroused and 
initiated two referenda on the question. As a result the action of 
the Boards was suspended and the old seal retained. 

No diploma ever carried the so-called Currier design, but it 
did appear in a few college publications of 1898 and 1899- 


by Dick Doyle '40 

"Hello, young coaches, wherever you 
are. I hope your troubles are few ... I 
was a success like you ... I know how 
it feels to have wings on my heels and 
fly down the street on a cloud ... Be 
brave, young coaches, and follow your 
star (but make sure that you enroll a 

We don't have to put words into Adam 
Walsh's mouth. For the better part of 
a quarter of a century that eloquent gen- 
tleman-coach has given us ringing phrases 
to play and live by. Still, may we sub- 
mit the above in a spirit we regard as 
part Hammerstein, part Polonius, and 
all Adam? 

This is neither a history nor a land- 
scape painting, either scope of which 
would be necessary to capture the career 

of this bringer of fame "by deeds well 

Just a few personal sketches — 

"Remember, my teams play to win, 
not tie" (in the dressing room after con- 
servative tactics had preserved a dead- 
lock and not chanced a win, with his third 
straight State Series title all wrapped up). 

"You're not out there to win for me 
because you think I'm a good guy and 
can use the salary. You want to hit the 
fellow across the line because of pride 
in yourself, love of contact, love of the 
college" (from a between-halves talk). 

"The end of the free substitution rule 
will wreak a hardship on small college 
football teams" (this after he'd direct- 
ed Bowdoin to its fifth outright cham- 
pionship in his regime). 

"Three points should be awarded for a 
conversion by rushing, two points by 
passing, one point by kicking" ( this sev- 
eral years before the addition of a two- 
point option by pass or kick for this past 

Other memories — 

Adam's lean figure pacing the side- 
lines, chain-smoking, scanning the play, 
instructing a reserve, looking every inch 
the commander. 

A pat on the back to the off-trotting 
Polar Bear who'd played his part well, 
soothing comfort to the lad who might 
be punishing himself for an error of 
commission, gracious assistance to his feet 
for a respected opponent who happened 
to fall near the bench. 

That still supple frame hovering over 

D E C E M li E It 19 5 8 

Adam responds after receiving a colored print of the campus on Alumni Day. 
From left to are Captain Gene Waters '59, Adam, President Coles, and Athletic 

Director Mai Moirell '24. 

a football on the practice field and cen- Disasters since reduced it to a final 65-65- 
tering it back with a snap and precision 9, still an even break, 
his own pivots never could surpass and A mark to shoot at, but probably be- 
seldom equal; sprinting downfield under yond the range of any successor: titles 
punts abreast of his speedy ends. his first three seasons, then three straight 
The sheer inspiration of his voice. championship ties, one miss and another 
Whittier Field in all its sylvan glory outright crown; three ties and an out- 
won't be quite the same. Yet, that gem right title in first six years of postwar 
of a sporting scene will always owe some coaching. 

of its sparkle to the vision of Adam We say this Bowdoin coaching record 

W a!sh. is virtually unbreakable for various rea- 

He steered us out of the gale some sons, including the growth of the Uni- 

2 5 years ago, and a happy course we fol- versity of Maine with its material-allur- 

lowed. But nobody can blame the latest 
storm on the pilot. Analagous to war 
weapons agreements, he wasn't permit- 
ted to follow certain charts that, in days 
of yore, led to the doors of good football 

Through 1952 Bowdoin teams under 
Adam had compiled the handsome rec- 
ord of 63 victories, 34 defeats, and 8 ties. 

ing physical education course, the up- 
grading of Bates and Colby resources. 

Adam Walsh leaves Bowdoin — de- 
parts in body but never in spirit — as 
he came, sportsman to the core, a great 
influence on and far beyond the campus. 

The 1958 season repeated troubles of 
recent years, but here and there the light 
broke through. A rebuilt line and con- 

This is the 1958 football staff picture. From left to right, back row, Dr. Dan 
Hanley '39, College Physician; Mai Morrell '24, Director of Athletics. Front row, 
Mike Linkovich, Trainer; Nels Corey '39, Assistant Coach; Ed Coombs '42, Assistant 
Coach; Bob Donham, Assistant Coach; and Head Coach Adam Walsh. 

tinned shortage of backfield speed again 
had Bowdoin out manned in every con- 
test. White was still able to battle even 
for stretches of play, only to have foes 
press breaks and run it up. 

Captain Gene Waters' unflagging 
Leadership in the face of usually steep 
odds was one of the saving graces. 

Alumni-spurred effort to corral re- 
quisite student-athlete material started to 
crystalize with a better freshman team 
— though on the basis of a loss to an 
M.C.I, team that was decisively beaten 
by Colby and Maine frosh, we have a 
long way to go. Three good freshman 
teams in a row are needed to get Bow- 
doin off the mark. 

Game by game: 

Tufts 26, Bowdoin 6 — Another Tufts 
powerhouse. Bowdoin had its moments 
in the rain. Seasonal pattern set at 
Whittier: air lanes offered principal hope 
with Polar Bears unable to negotiate 
ground traffic consistently. Jumbo Mark 
Lydon busted loose early on 99-yard scor- 
ing gallop. Dick Levine, Matt's brother, 
passed to Feingold for extra two points. 
Soph Jack Cummings gave Bowdoin 
stands a thrill, however, by returning the 
kickoff 85 yards to tally, helped by Char- 
lie Finlayson's block. Point pass failed 
and it was 8-6. Exchange of fumbles set 
Tufts on Bowdoin 13 in second period 
and Jumbos scored in four plays, mostly 
and finally Lydon for a yard. Intercep- 
tion on Bowdoin 24 a little later and a 
fourth down pass, Levine to Cahill, boost- 
ed count to 20-6 at halftime. Dave Fox 
cut back 25 yards capping a 92 -yard Tufts 
drive in third quarter for final score. 
Jack Condon's passes sparked moderate 
Bowdoin penetrations thereafter. White 
ends Al Merritt, Finlayson, Jim Carna- 
than, guards Joe Carven and Don Prince 
starred in line. 

Wesleyan 32, Bowdoin 8 — Three 
Cardinal touchdowns settled issue in first 
12 minutes at Middletown. White made 
greatest air-ground progress of season for 
nearly even statistical break, but miscues 
and poor tackling really hurt. Wesleyan 
opened with 68-yard surge. Squatrito 
smashed final four after an earlier 28. 
Kickoff hit Bowdoin lineman at midfield, 
was recovered by Cardinals on their 46. 
Huddleston dashed 37 and Leverich-Hud- 
dleston-back-to-Leverich exchange scored 
from the 4. Passing, aided by interfer- 
ence, sprang Wesleyan half of a 40-yard 
span climaxed by Squatrito's 8-yard TD. 
Wesleyan also scored in third quarter on 
Huddleston-Ahrens pass and Thomas' 17- 
yard run ending 77-yard advance. A 68- 
yard Bowdoin drive foundered on the 4 
but White averted shutout in fourth peri- 
od. George Del Prete covered Cardinal 
bobble on W-4 and Waters bucked over 
three plays later. Bob Hawkes rushed 
the conversion. Cummings led Bowdoin 
carriers, spearheaded thrusts to Wesleyan 
31 and 14. 


Many of the best years of my life have been devoted to 
Bowdoin College. The welfare of the College, as well as the 
welfare of the fine young men it has been my privilege to have 
been entrusted with, I have always tried to place above self 
benefit. This fine and friendly association with Bowdoin College 
has been, and will continue to be, of great value to me as well 
as my family. For this we are indeed grateful. 

On numerous occasions I have publicly stated, in all sincerity, 
that I would voluntarily and gladly resign from my position 
when I thought it would be of beneft to Bowdoin. Deep doivn 
in my heart, President Coles, I feel that time has now arrived. 
Therefore, I wish to urge you and the Governing Boards to 
accept my resignation as Coach of Football, to become effective 
at the end of the calendar year. 

Amherst 34, Bowdoin — Not as 
bad as last year for scant consolation. 
Bowdoin showed some technical improve- 
ment. Lord Jeffs marched 77 yards for 
early score. Jack Close was prime mover 
and Deligeorges hit over from the 3- 
Close-to-Shields added two points. Jeffs 
went 56 yards in second period, Leach- 
to-Shields setting up score from 3. Am- 
herst foiled Bowdoin fourth down gam- 
ble on White 38 in third period. Close 
threw to Shields for 20 and third TD. 
Interception on B-44 started Jeffs goal- 
ward again. Amherst passed most of 
way and McLean rushed last yard. Bow- 
doin fumble on its 5 gave Jeffs an easy 
fifth touchdown, scored by Paulson. Bow- 
doin never got beyond Amherst's 25. 
Thwarted on the ground, liberal Bow- 
doin passing followed law of diminish- 
ing returns as surprise element vanished. 
Carven, Dave Cole, Rick Hurll, Prince, 
Del Prete featured a better line. 

Williams 46, Bowdoin 28 — White's 
highest score in years triggered by early 
lead. But alas, Ephs were too much and 
many despite campus confinement of 
three stars. White opened with two-play 
TD after short Williams kick. Condon 
passed to Finlayson for 26 and Waters 
swept final 10. Conversion pass failed. 
Ephs scored thrice in second period 
against White thrusts to Williams 24 
and 20. Higgins passed to Rorke and 
then Smith for TD and Listerman place- 
ment made it 7-6. Ide, Hatcher and 
Eric Widmer chewed up 80 yards among 
them and Ide scored from 2 on 17th play. 
Rorke rushed for two more points. 
Hatcher blocked Condon fourth down 
pass and raced 30 to score. Bowdoin 
then made good on pass gamble, Con- 
don to Hawkes, for 25-yard TD and 
Hawkes rushed for 21-14 halftime 
count. Ide scooted 28 and Hatcher 70 

yards for third period scores. Bowdoin 
closed to 36-28 on Ccndon-Cummings- 
Hawkes fleaflicker and Terry Sheehan 
plunge, but Ephs countered via Rorke's 
tote for 51 and a Briggs-Walker pass. 

Colby 44, Bowdoin 12 — Highest 
tally run up by Mules on Bowdoin in 44 
years, fifth straight loss to Colby. Even- 
tual champs quickly cashed breaks forced 
by relentless defensive pressure. Passing 
(224 yards) only Bowdoin recourse. Far- 
ren opened scoring with 3-yarder after 
short White punt. Brown-to-Roden 
made it 8-0. Bowdoin promptly rebound- 
ed on Condon passes to Hawkes for 42 
and 36 to score but point pass failed. 
Cummings' fumble of fair catch set up 
Mules late in half. Farren went 26 in 
two plays to score, and Rogan-Roden 
upped it to 16-6. Fifty-five seconds later 
Connors ran an interception 45 yards for 
marker and Rogan rushed point. An- 
other painful fumble yielded ball on Col- 
by 38 late in third period. Farren dom- 
inated scoring drive, Brown-Cavari con- 
verted. Still another fumble stumped 
Bowdoin's passing advance to Mule 25 
and Rogan-Burke 67-yard pass made it 
38-6 at three-quarters. Mule reserves 
followed up Bowdoin gamble with Wil- 
liams scoring in fourth quarter. White 
drove 72 yards to wind it up. Entin 
passes to Bill Widmer and Dick Seavey, 
Waters' running, and pass intereference 
set up Seavey plunge. Colby was on B- 
3 at finish. 

Bowdoin 14, Bates 14 — Boys just 
missed victory present for Adam two 
days after he resigned. Deadlock was 
near equivalent. Well of Bowdoin spirit 
proved far from dry. Hawkes, ranking 
with Bowdoin's better backs over the 
years, keyed rallv from 14-0 down. Cats 
marched 61 yards after stopping Bow- 
doin on downs in first period. Makowsky 

led and completed trek, scored from 1. 
Heidel-Wylie made it 8-0. Keenan inter- 
ception return of 38 yards staged Cats 
later in period on B-17. Heidel-Vana pass 
scored, but Seavey made vital stop of 
Vana's point rush bid. Bears struck 
quickly through air in third period after 
checking Garnet on B-19. Condon- 
Hawkes screen pass gained 33 and same 
combo spanned the balance. Hawkes 
rushed conversion. Bears were stopped 
on Bates 2 after Merritt's fumble recovery 
on 10, but short kick gave White a shot 
at the tie it didn't miss from 21. Hawkes 
made it on one wide swipe. Bob never 
had a chance — stopped in his tracks 
behind line — on point rush that meant 

Maine 37, Bowdoin — Another 
chapter in old story. Mighty Maine, 
state's deepest and probably strongest 
squad despite upset by Colby, posted sixth 
straight easy win in what used to be hot 
series. So superior was Maine that Bow- 
doin couldn't even pass for much yard- 
age. Nor could White cash any of seven 
fumble recoveries, some deep in Maine 
territory. Highlight of day was President 
Coles' presentation of colored print of 
campus of 51 years ago to Adam before 
game. Mr. Football responded by asking 
8,000 fans to pay homage to boys of all 
four Maine colleges who didn't return 
from World War II. Maine scored on 
White's early 71 -yard punt runback, 
Dore's punt block and run with the re- 
covery in the first half, Theriault ending 
a 63-yard journey, Bragg running 77, and 
a 94-yard mostly aerial drive featuring 
Pickett-Theriault passes in second half. 
Bowdoin got to Maine 23, to the 14, and 
to the 4 with Hawkes, Sheehan and 
Waters running well, but Polar Bears 
were piled up by rugged Black Bear de- 


Written b) Bud Leavitt, Sports Editor of the HANGOR 
DAILY m ; \vs. for the November Wth issue of the news. 

You're Adam Walsh 

You're Adam Walsh and this is your farewell to 
Mamc college football. 

The final caste of a tough cut and for your going 
away, it's Bowdoin and the University of Maine. 

You'll be ^~ years old December I. It has been an 
exciting life, this football life of yours. 

The one small part or the record, the part you 
still ehensh and tenderly nurse, began in 1924. That 
was the year you captained the most famous football 
team of all, Rockne's Seven Mules and the Four 
1 [orsemen. 

This is your countdown, your farewell: 

12:30 p.m. It's 60 minutes to kickoff. Your 
memories are like infant nuggets of gold today. Out 
there some place is Rock, your idol. He's saying 
"Come on now, boy, go out there with your chin up, 
you dumb Irishman!" You laugh ever so softly, be- 
cause you know Rock once said you were the football 
center of your day, the player with the most desire. 
Those words didn't mean much then. Today they're 
tiny chunks of gold, whittled from your mine of 34 
years in this business. 

1 p.m. Crowd's coming in and they're in a happy, 
gay mood. Football has been good to you, and for a 
fact, you know you've been good for football. It's a 
game for hard-nosed guys. Remember the afternoon 
you played sixty minutes against Army with two broken 
hands? Oh, how those aches and pains screamed. 
You'll never forget that afternoon because football's 
history books have it down in black and white. It's 
funny what comes into your mind on your farewell. 

1:25 p.m. You tell your kids to hang in there all 
the way. Don't give an inch. You tell 'em they're 
fortunate to be privileged to play this game of football, 
your game. You tell 'em you were fortunate to be 
associated with such a splendid lot of boys — and 
you mean it. 

1:30 p.m. Yes, you answer President Coles, the 
long marriage at Bowdoin was a pleasant association. 
Your booming, cocksure voice carries a stilling message 
through the grandstands and into the distant piney 
fringe areas. You feel you've done something for 
Bowdoin football, and you say it for all to hear. Then 
you ask the crowd never for one moment to forget 
the gone guys who helped make Maine college foot- 
ball what it is. The late Andy Haldane . . . Eddie 
Barrows . . . Roger Stearns . . . Bob LaFleur. You 
don't name these guys, yet, they and many others light 
your mind of memories. It's time for the kickoff. 

1:37 P.M. The game's on now and 34 years pass 
before your eyes. Your lovable, always cheering Mom 
back in Hollywood, Cal. She wouldn't come east to 
live because she loved the west . . . Notre Dame . . . 
Ol' Rock . . . The Horsemen (we Mules made those 
guys famous! ) . . . Cleveland . . . Los Angeles . . . Santa 
Clara . . . Harvard . . . Yale . . . Bowdoin . . . the 
day, four years ago, when you stood all alone at South 

Bend and heard 59,000 homecoming fans thunder a 
standing ovation when announcer Joe Boland said: 
"And the captain of the etc., etc., . . . Adam Walsh!" 
. . . You can still feel the twinges at your heartstrings. 

2:27 p.m. It's halftime and your kids are down, 
16-0. What can you tell 'em? You know you're lucky 
to be so close. You can't tell your kids, Maine's lads 
are simply that much better. 

Your chin goes out and you pray and hope for the 

3:22 p.m. You're 37 points down. When you're 
37 down, in any language, you've been horse-whipped. 
A winless season ends your days at Bowdoin. You're 
sick, inside, not for yourself so much, for your seniors 
who've taken this week-after-week lashing. You know 
it isn't your fault. You know it isn't the fault of the 
boys you have available. You know for a fact Bow- 
doin can never win again unless steps are taken to get 
more talent in uniform. You promised yourself and 
your family never to complain, yet when your kids are 
showered and the bruises blossom, it's hard to remain 

3:30 P.M. You're second-guessing yourself, now? 
When you won the world pro championship, you 
nearly decided on staying at Los Angeles, or the West 
Coast. You didn't care about money then; you wanted 
the smell of Bowdoin's pines, hours down at the fire- 
barn with the boys in Brunswick. Your critics have 
said your "stuff" has gone by, your football. Yet, only 
a few nights ago, you had a long distance telephone 
call from one of football's ablest coaches, asking 
your advice on a certain phase of technique involving 
a defensive change. Remember, now, you promised 
never to second guess yourself . . . 

3:43 p.m. It's over, 37-0. It is 31 steps from your 
bench to the spot at midfield, where you've gone so 
many times to shake hands with the opposition coach. 
Hal Westerman happens to be one of your favorite 
coaches. Today, though, you find it hard doing those 
31 to meet him. You do it though and turn for your 
locker. The 31 -plus and into the tunnel beneath 
the grandstand are terribly difficult ones. People 
stop to shake your hand, others shout encouragement, 
women grab your hand, wish you well and pull you 
closer for a hug and a kiss. You're embarrassed, but 
somehow, the love and affection mean something these 
final minutes. 

3:48 p.m. You tell your kids: "Awright, chins 
up ... no tears ... no shame. You have nothing to 
feel down about. Come on now, smile . . ." You 
can't smile yourself, but the kids, they should, you 

4 P.M. You're on your way home now to sit by 
the fire with Mrs. Walsh, your family, and a few 
close friends. You're proud and, because you lost, 
you're hurt. 

You're Adam Walsh and this was your farewell to 



Other Years 

On The Campus 

The late John E. Priestly of Topsham 
would have been proud to see the first 

sentation or the Priestly Scholarship 
at tlu- College it went on November 
1 J to his son Bob, a freshman. 

Tlu Priestly Scholarship, which will 
be awarded each year, has been estab- 
lished by Sigma Nu fraternity in honor 
and memory of Jack Priestly, a member 
of the maintenance stall ol the College 
at the time of his death last April 30. 

Mr. Priestly had a lifelong interest in 
athletics. While living in Fall River, 
Mass., he was a member of the Rallu s. 
winners oi the National Amateur soccer 
championship in 1930. He and his fami- 
ly moved in 1936 to Topsham, where 
he was influential in the formation of a 
recreation program and also devoted 
countless hours to organizing and coach- 
ing school and recreational sports teams. 

He organized a basketball program on 
the grammar school level, starting in 
the seventh and eighth grades and grad- 
ually working down to the third and 
fourth grades. Every year he coached at 
least one team. When the girls in town 
wanted a team, he provided the coach- 
ing for them too. 

After the basketball program was go- 
ing well. Jack Priestly turned his time 
and attention to baseb.ill. He organized 
teams in the schools and summer teams 
after the school year was over. 

Bob Priestly, who was graduated from 
Brunswick High School in June, less 
than two months after his father's death, 
is one product of this devotion to the 

welfare of young people. In high school 

lie played basketball and baseball tor four 

years and football tor two years. He en- 
tered Bowdoin in September as the re- 
cipient of an Alumni Fund scholarship 
and is a member of Kappa Sigma tra- 
il rnitj . 

It's Official Now 

Six and one-half years after he ran the 
100 yard dash in 9.8 seconds, former 
track star Gordie Milliken '53 received 
official credit for tying a Bowdoin record 
first set nearly sixty years ago. 

On the afternoon of May 4, 1952, Bow- 
doin scored 67 points in a triangular 
meet at Springfield, Mass., to defeat 
Springfield College with 40 1/6 points 
and the University of Connecticut with 
27 5/6. Milliken and his classmate Dick 
Getchell were the high scorers with 18 
and 15 points respectively. Milliken won 
the 100 in 9.8, the 440 in 52.3, and the 
broad jump with a leap of 21' 9 3/4" 
and took a second in the 220. Getchell 
won the 120 yard high hurdles, the 220 
yard low hurdles, and the 220 yard dash. 

Following the meet the Polar Bears 
had to leave in a hurry for a previously 
scheduled meal. Springfield's Coach Judd 
agreed to get the referee's ruling on 
Milliken's record and get in touch with 
Jack Magee, then coaching Bowdoin. For 
one reason or another, no word was ever 
heard from him and he retired the next 
year, in 1953. Vernon Cox, Springfield's 
new coach, in checking the files and the 

Bob Priestly '62, left, receives the first Priestly Scholarship from 
Sigma Nu President Fred Hall '59 of Lewiston. 

records, noticed that Milliken's mark 
equalled the Pratt Field record for the 

From there on it was simply a mat- 
ter of cutting all of the official red tape 
at Bowdoin and Springfield — getting 
the okay of the meet referee, Coach 
Judd, Coach Cox, Jack Magee, and Bow- 
doin's Director of Athletics, Mai Mor- 

So now Gordie Milliken, who was 
graduated five years ago, officially shares 
the College's 100 yard dash record of 9.8 
seconds with Harry Cloudman '01, who 
set the original record in 1899, and with 
Howard Mostrom '28, who tied the rec- 
ord in his senior year. 

Milliken has been in the Air Force 
since 1954 and was last reported stationed 
at Craig Air Force Base in Alabama. A 
first lieutenant, he was the instructor 
with a student flier in a jet trainer which 
crashed near Selma, Ala., on April 3, 
1957. Both men walked away from the 
wreckage only slightly injured. The plane 
suddenly flamed out during a turn on a 
landing approach. 

Twenty in a Row 

Eight Bowdoin debaters chalked up a 
record of 18 victories in 20 matches at 
the University of Vermont Debate Tour- 
nament in Burlington on November 21 
and 22, the best team record in the 13- 
year history of the event. 

This achievement was excelled only by 
the individual performance of Alfred E. 
Schretter '59 of Florham Park, N. J., who 
by winning five straight debates brought 
his own personal string to 20 victories 
and no defeats over four years. 

Schretter and Peter S. Smith '60 of 
Durham, N. H., defeated Dartmouth, 
Morgan State, Holy Cross, New Haven 
Teachers, and Hofstra. In addition, two 
other Bowdoin teams were undefeated. 
Frank C. Mahncke '60 of Morristown, 
N. J., and Herman B. Segal '61 of Port- 
land won out over Wesleyan, Penn State, 
Rutgers, Toronto, and East Nazarene, and 
the freshman pair of Alan R. Baker of 
Great Neck, N. Y., and James S. Rice 
of Short Hills, N. J., defeated Amherst, 
Norwich, Brooklyn, Hamilton, and the 
University of New Hampshire. 

The fourth Bowdoin team, composed 
of Stephen W. Silverman '61 of Dover, 
N. H., and P. Kent Spriggs '61 of Ken- 
sington, Md., won victories over Bran- 
deis, St. John's Fisher, and Rensselaer 
Polytechnic and lost to Rhode Island and 
St. Michael's. 

With its 18 and 2 mark Bowdoin 
placed first among the 44 colleges and 



universities in the tournament. Tied for 
second were Dartmouth, Bates, and Wes- 
leyan, all with records of 15 wins and 5 
defeats. Bowdoin, coached by Professor 
Albert R. Thayer '22, had three of the 
eight two-man teams which had 5-0 rec- 
ords. No other college had more than 

Bowdoin also had the top record at the 
Vermont tournament a year ago, with a 
mark of 16 wins out of 20 debates. 

Schretter, a graduate of Keene (N.H.) 
High School, entered Bowdoin as the 
recipient of an Alumni Fund scholar- 
ship. He won a plaque last March as 
the best individual speaker among the 
250 who took part in the Brooklyn Col- 
lege tournament. At Bowdoin he has won 
first place in both the Achorn and Brad- 
bury prize debates and is a James Bow- 
doin Scholar. 

The fall debating season got under way 
on November 5, when four men traveled 
to New Hampshire to put on an exhibi- 
tion debate at Phillips Exeter Academy. 
On the 16th Bowdoin took part in the 
annual State of Maine tournament, held 
at Orono. 

Prospects for the year are bright, ac- 
cording to Professor Thayer. Several 
good candidates in the freshman class 
plus the return of all varsity debaters 
from a year ago provide the squad with 
unusual strength. An ambitious schedule 
has been arranged, including tournaments 
at M.I.T., Dartmouth, Boston University, 
Trinity, Brooklyn, and Tufts, as well as 
several practice and exhibition debates. 

Alumni who wish to hear Bowdoin de- 
bate teams in action should write to the 
Debate Council, 116 Sills Hall, for in- 
formation as to exact dates and times. 

These Thirty Should Help 

Thirty members of the freshman foot- 
ball team, which compiled the best yearl- 
ing mark in some years, were awarded 
their class numerals in November. 

Coached by Ed Coombs and Bob Don- 
ham, the freshmen defeated Hebron 
Academy 58 to and Phillips Exeter 
Academy 26 to 7, tied Phillips Andover 
14 to 14, and lost to Maine Central In- 
stitute 22 to 8. 

The freshmen should contribute heavi- 
ly to the 1959 varsity team, with strength 
available in all positions. Ends John 
Adams, Dave Barron, Jim Bean, Dexter 
Bucklin, Jim Fleming, and Skip Magee 
will provide depth behind varsity 
lettermen Bill Widmer and Charlie Fin- 
layson, both of whom are sophomores. 
Barron at 6 feet and 187 pounds is the 
tallest and heaviest of the five. 

Five freshman tackles should help con- 
siderably next fall. John Tolan weighs 
225, Craig Cleaves 200, Spencer Hunt 
220, Howard Hall 220, and Tom Holl- 
mann 180. They will join sophomore 

lettermen Bert Needham, Dave Cole, and 
Gerry Haviland. 

Six freshman guards should also be of 
assistance another year. They are Joe 
Augustini at 180 pounds, Bill Cunning- 
ham at 175, Mike Farmer at 195, Charlie 
Speleotis at 187, Pete Hepburn at 190, 
and Frank DiGirolamo at 168. They will 
join four varsity lettermen — Joe Carven 
and Bob Hohlfelder, both juniors, and 
George Del Prete and Don Prince, both 

Junior center Carl Smith will get a lot 
of competition next fall from two mem- 
bers of the freshman squad. They are 
Dave Fernald and Jim Garland, the for- 
mer at 200 pounds and the latter at 195. 

Some of the eleven freshman backs 
who won numerals will also be a big help 
in 1959, along with Ted Gardner of San- 
ford, who transferred to Bowdoin this 
year from Notre Dame as a sophomore. 
Junior quarterbacks Jack Condon and 
George Entin will be joined by fresh- 
men Tom Behan and Dexter Morse. 

In addition, six halfbacks will be avail- 
able. They are Pete Field, Jackie Robarts, 
Dave Shea, Bill Luke, Pete Mone, and 
Newt Stowell. Dan Alvino, Gerry Fran- 
coeur, and Mike Panteleakos will provide 
depth at fullback. They will join half- 
backs Bob Hawkes, Jack Cummings, and 
Dick Seavey, and fullback Terry Shee- 
han, all of whom won letters this past 
season. Cummings and Seavey are sopho- 
mores, and Sheehan and Hawkes are 

A New Song Book 

On Saturday, November 8, the first 
copy of the new Songs of Bowdoin was 
presented to Professor Frederic E. T. Til- 
lotson H'46, at the annual Alumni Day 
luncheon. Frank C. Whittelsey '58 and 
James S. Croft '58 worked for more than 
a year to compile this tribute to "Tilly," 
to whom the presentation came as a 
complete surprise. 

The 44-page book has a large nine- 
by-twelve format, is bound in heavy gray 
paper, and contains all of the standard 
Bowdoin songs as well as a few more that 
are less well known. In addition, each 
of the twelve fraternities on campus is 
represented by one of its own songs. 
The book also contains three black and 
white photographs, one of Professor Til- 
lotson, the second of the Chapel, and the 
third a view of the granite Polar Bear 
in front of the Gymnasium. 

Donovan D. Lancaster '27, Manager 
of the Moulton Union, was instrumental 
in getting the book published. Profes- 
sors Herbert R. Brown, Robert K. Beck- 
with, and Edwin B. Benjamin '37 also 
provided helpful assistance. 

The initial press run of two thousand 
copies is beginning to disappear, bur 
provision has been made for reprint- 
ing the book if the demand warrants it. 

Copies are available at the Moulton Un- 
ion Bookstore. The price per copy is 
$1.25 plus four cents tax for each song 
book shipped within the State of Maine, 
and a charge of nine cents for handling 
and postage. 

Moms Join Dads 

Nearly two hundred Bowdoin mothers 
joined their husbands for the festivities 
on Father's Day, Saturday, October 18. 
This was the first time that a full sched- 
ule of events had been planned for moth- 
ers, and the innovation was an emphatic 

Between 8 and 10 Saturday morning 
parents visited classes and toured the 
campus with their sons and other guides. 

At a special chapel service at 10:10 
they listened to Dr. Robert Cummins of 
Bowdoinham, former general superinten- 
dent of the Universalist Church of Amer- 
ica and the father of three Bowdoin sons. 
Dr. Cummins, speaking directly to the 
undergraduates, said, "What you have is 
yours, and for that you are responsible 
to do with not as you wish but as you 
ought. . . . The great challenge to your 
generation, as I see it, is to find the new 
moralities which will express your sense 
of values — duties peculiarly your own. 

"The scientific problem of social ad- 
justment, for example, is far more im- 
portant to your generation than any fur- 
ther mechanical progress. We could 
manage to get along with the machinery 
already invented; we cannot with our so- 
cial life. There is, in fact, not a single 
field of human relations in which there 
do not need to be developed finer ad- 
justments. The danger today is not the 
law-breaker, not even the criminal who 
constitutes so serious a menace. It is 
those who keep within the letter of the 
law and employ clever attorneys to en- 
able them to do what they want and get 
by with it. Try that one on your dads 

While the Bowdoin Fathers' Associa- 
tion held its thirteenth annual meeting 
in the Library and listened to Librarian 
Kenneth J. Boyer, the Society of Bow- 
doin Women entertained the mothers at 
coffee in the Moulton Union. 

Members of the Association and their 
wives were guests of the College at 
luncheon in the Sargent Gymnasium at 
noon. In the afternoon parents joined 
their sons at the varsity football game 
with Williams College. 

Fifty Scholars Honored 

"Only so long as we are true to the 
principle of the supremacy of law will 
we remain a nation of free men," Chief 
Justice Robert B. Williamson of the 
Supreme Judicial Court of Maine stared 
at the James Bowdoin Day exercises on 



Roland E. Clark 


Roland Eugene Clark of the Class of 1901, Treasurer and a Trustee of 
the College since 1949 and trust consultant for the First Portland National 
Bank, died in Portland on November 1, 1958. 

A native of Houlton, Mr. Clark served as a major during World War I 
and upon his discharge from the Army in 1919 became vice president in 
charge of the Trust Department of the Fidelity Trust Company in Port- 
land. He held the same position with the National Bank of Commerce 
from 1933 until it merged earlier this year with the First Portland National 
Bank, when he became trust consultant. 

A bankers' banker, he was active in the organization of the Corporate 
Fiduciaries Association of Maine in 1925 and served as its first president. 
Although he was genuinely humble, like his classmate the late Kenneth Sills, 
he felt honored and proud when in 1939 he became the first Maine man 
ever to be elected President of the Trust Division of the American Bankers 

Mr. Clark served Bowdoin in many ways, but always quietly and with- 
out fanfare. He was secretary of the Aroostook County Bowdoin Club 
from 1910 to 1913- He was president of the Portland Bowdoin Club in 
1925-26. He was a director of the Alumni Fund from 1932 to 1935, and 
he served on the Alumni Council between 1925 and 1928. He was 
elected Chairman of the Fund in 1935 and President of the Alumni Council 
in 1928. In 1939 he was elected to the Board of Overseers and ten years 
later, in 1949, he replaced the late Philip Dana '96 as Treasurer. 

In 1952 his grateful alma mater conferred upon Roland Clark an honorary 
master of arts degree. The citation read at that time said, in part, 
". . . conscientious and meticulous officer of the College, carrying on the 
fine traditions of his important office with ability and loyalty." 

At a memorial service held in the Chapel on November 10, President 
Coles paid tribute to him in these words — "Roland Clark was a complete 
gentleman. He never spoke an unkind word of any person, either directly 
or by inference or innuendo. And yet he was by no means indecisive. He 
was intelligent and firm in thought and decision, but completely just. 
Thoughtful, reliable, responsible, and thoroughly dependable, he was ever 
a loyal and devoted son of Bowdoin." 

October 22, when fifty undergraduates 
were honored. 

Justice Williamson spoke about "the 
deep hunger men have for a rule of law 
and the certain recognition that in a rule 
of law we walk the path of life in free- 
dom and honor. Paradoxically, the more 
freedom we possess as individuals, the 
more we need the will of the people en- 
acted into law to control us in our living 
with one another." 

The undergraduate response at the con- 
vocation was delivered by G. Raymond 
Babineau '59 of Hempstead, N. Y. Ron- 
ald A. Miller '59 of Woodland was award- 
ed the General Philoon Trophy as the 
senior with the best record at the sum- 
mer camp of the Reserve Officers' Train- 
ing Corps. J. Skelton Williams jr. '59 
of Richmond, Va., received the James 
Bowdoin Cup for having the highest 
scholastic average among undergraduates 
winning varsity letters. 

Among the 50 men honored were 22 
seniors, 18 juniors, and 10 sophomores. 


Gifts and bequests to Bowdoin for the 
year ending June 30, 1958 — for endow- 
ment, current purposes, buildings, and 
other uses — aggregated $1,029,997, ac- 
cording to the annual financial reports 
of the College. During the preceding 
year gifts and bequests for similar col- 
lege purposes, including grants from The 
Ford Foundation aggregating $367,500, 
amounted to $1,168,859. 

As of June 30, 1958, Bowdoin's en- 
dowment funds totaled $14,393,994, a 
net increase during the year of $409,201. 
During the year sixteen new endowment 
funds were established, including a be- 
quest of $276,000 for the Henry Johnson 
Professorship of Art and Archaeology. 
Several scholarship funds aggregating 
$53,000 were established or increased. 

Major gifts enabling new building in 
accordance with the current Develop- 
ment Program included the gift of a new 
dormitory, Coleman Hall, by Mrs. Fred- 
erick W. Pickard of Greenville, Del. Gifts 
of Mrs. Sherman N. Shumway of Los 
Angeles, Calif., made possible an addi- 
tion to and renovation of the Dudley Coe 
Memorial Infirmary. Both Coleman Hall 
and the enlarged infirmary facilities are 
in use this year. 

Income from investments was at the 
rate of 3-78 % on market value and 
4.88% on book value. During the pre- 
ceding year the returns were respectively 
3.77% and 4.80%. 

Danforth Fellows 

Since 1951, when the Danforth Foun- 
dation in St. Louis inaugurated its pro- 
gram of Danforth Graduate Fellowships, 
409 appointments of Danforth Fellows 
have been made. Four of these men are 



Bowdoin graduates. They are Lloyd O. 
Bishop '55, William F. Hoffmann '54, 
Chalmers MacCormick '52, and T. Ellis 
McKinney '54. 

Bishop, who is doing graduate work 
in French, was a Fulbright Scholar at the 
University of Paris in 1955-56, studied at 
Harvard in 1956-57, was in military ser- 
vice in 1957-58, and is now at Colum- 
bia. In 1956 he received a master of arts 
degree from Middlebury College. 

Hoffmann was a National Science 
Foundation Fellow in physics at Prince- 
ton in 1954-55. Since that time he has 
continued to do graduate work at Prince- 
ton, where he is also teaching this year. 

MacCormick did graduate work in the 
history and philosophy of religion at Har- 
vard during 1952-53 and received a mas- 
ter of arts degree in June of 1953. In 
1953-54 he was a Fulbright Scholar at 
the University of Tubingen in Germany. 
For the next four years he did further 
graduate work at Harvard and is current- 
ly teaching at Wells College. 

McKinney, following his graduation 
from Bowdoin in 1954, studied for three 
years at the Fletcher School of Law and 
Diplomacy, receiving a master of arts 
degree in 1955 and a master of arts in 
law and diplomacy degree in 1957. He 
was in military service in 1955 and is 
now a Fulbright Scholar at the University 
of Rangoon. 

Danforth Fellows are young men pre- 
paring themselves through rigorous grad- 
uate study to be college teachers. 

The Loss of a Friend 

Mrs. Lola Orr, who had worked for 
the College for twenty-five years, twenty 
of them behind the counter in the Moul- 
ton Union, died at her home in Topsham 
on November 14. Only a few days be- 
fore her death a Class Agent had written 
in his first Alumni Fund letter of the 
year — "I can assure you that walking 
through the pines to Whittier Field still 
holds the same thrill that it did in years 
past. Coffee is still 7 cents at the 
Union and is still served by the same 
girls — I was amazed that Lola remem- 
bered me at first glance." 

Storer Gets Fulbright 

Associate Professor of Economics James 
A. Storer has been awarded a Fulbright 
grant for 1959-60 and will leave next 
June for the University of the Philip- 
pines, where he will lecture in economics 
and international trade at the Institute of 
Economic Research and will help grad- 
uate students carry on their research. In 
addition, he will do research himself in 
the economic development of the Philip- 

Professor Storer, who joined the facul- 
ty in 1948, also spent the year 1951-52 
in the Philippines under a Fulbright 

Hoyt A. Moore 


Hoyt Augustus Moore of the Class of 1895, Vice President of the Bow- 
doin Board of Trustees since 1948 and for many years general counsel for 
the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, died at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New 
York on Tuesday afternoon, November 18, 1958. 

Mr. Moore was elected to the Board of Overseers in 1929 and to the 
Board of Trustees four years later, in 1933. In 1948 he was named Vice 
President of the Board, succeeding the late Judge John A. Peters of the 
Class of 1885. Both men, interestingly enough, were natives of Ellsworth. 

Hoyt Moore was for many years chairman of the Visiting Committee of 
the Governing Boards, which has the responsibility for setting up the col- 
lege budget. In addition to this time-consuming and exacting task, he 
served on many other committees and labored without stint to help Bow- 
doin in every way he could. In 1941 he gave Augustus E. Moore Hall, a 
sixty-four man dormitory, named in honor of his father and costing $125,000. 
He was a generous contributor to the Sesquicentennial Fund in the period 
from 1947 to 1953 and in June of 1954 established the Hoyt A. Moore 
Scholarship Fund. Gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Moore have brought the 
total to more than $75,000. Income from the fund is used for scholarships 
to "deserving Maine boys, preferably from Ellsworth and other places in 
Hancock County." This year five boys from that part of Maine are study- 
ing at Bowdoin as Moore Scholars. 

President Coles conducted a memorial chapel service on November 19. 
"It was my misfortune," he said, "not to have known Hoyt Moore until six 
years ago. In that brief time, however, I came to know, admire, respect, 
and love him. 

"His death marks, in a very real sense, the end of an era in the govern- 
ment of the College. One can only hope, as he would, that there are stu- 
dents here today who will some day be able to do as much." 

Hoyt Moore gave generously of himself and of his talents in many 
fields of endeavor, but he was particularly generous toward Bowdoin, which 
he served without thought of himself or concern for himself, for all his 
life long he regarded the College as "the nurturer of men." And all his 
life long he remained keenly interested in all aspects of the process by 
which Bowdoin men are nurtured. 

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grant, teaching at the Universitj oi the 
Philippines and conducting tesearch on 
the foreign trade or the Islands since 
B He and Mrs. Storer will take their 
two young sons with them, leaving nexi 
June and returning in August of I960. 

Fall Dean's List 

One hundred fourteen undergraduates 
arc on the Dean's List during the- cur- 
rent semester. Included arc il seniors, 

■\2 juniors, 30 sophomores, and one Bow - 
doin Plan stud< 

Dean's List honors are awarded to stu- 
dents who during their last semester have 
attained at least a "B-" average with not 
more than one grade k low "B-" and no 
grade lower than "C" in their regular 

On Frenchman's Bay 

The Oakes Center at Bar Harbor will 
once again be the location of a six-weeks' 
Speech Workshop for Teachers next sum- 
mer. Professor Albert R. Thayer '22, 
who directed the first program earlier this 
year, will again be the director. 

Twenty teachers or teachers-in-train- 
ing will be chosen to study at the work- 
shop between June 29 and August 7. 
They will live at The Oakes Center, which 
occupies the property formerly known as 
"The Willows." It was given to Bow- 
doin a year ago by Lady Eunice Oakes, 
whose husband, the late Sir Harry Oakes, 
Bart., was a member of the Class of 1896. 

Two courses will be offered, each pro- 
viding three semester hours of academic 
credit. One is "Speech Development, 
Normal and Abnormal," and the other is 
"Speech Research and Program Building." 

Jaw-Bone Stick 

A walking stick made from the jaw- 
bone of a whale has become part of the 
Arctic collection at Bowdoin. Carved 
by a sea captain during his last whaling 
voyage in 1891, this unusual memento 
is the gift of Mrs. Thomas W. Estabrook 
of Topsham in memory of her father, 
Leland B. Lane of the Class of 1881. 

Bill Reardon '50 Honored 

The first award of the William J. Rear- 
don Memorial Football Trophy will be 
made sometime in December to a senior 
on the varsity football squad who has 
made "an outstanding contribution to 
his team and his college as a man of 
honor, courage, and ability." He must 
be held in respect on the campus as well 
as on the football field. 

The Reardon Trophy honors a for- 
mer Bowdoin football star, named to 
the All-Maine team in 1949, who died 
last April. A regulation-size silver foot- 

Reardon '50 

ball standing on a rubbed mahogany base, 
it has been given by members of the 
Reardon family and his college and 
business friends. A small replica of the 
trophy will go to the recipient each year. 
Bill Reardon, in addition to being 
named All-Maine center in 1949, was 
president of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, 
was chairman of the Student Judiciary 
Committee and the Ivy Day Committee, 
and served on the Student Council Dis- 
ciplinary Committee. Before his death 
he was with the Group Insurance De- 
partment of the Aetna Insurance Com- 
pany in Boston. 

Significant Council Action 

In recent years Alumni Fund Chair- 
men and their Associate Directors have 
sensed the reaching of a sort of plateau 
in Alumni Fund performance, a plateau 
beyond which performance results seem 
unable to climb. Search for the obstacles 
has dominated the discussions in Board 
meetings, particularly so during the past 

With former Alumni Fund Chairmen 
McCarthy '19 and Pierce '39 participating 
in the deliberations, the Directors at 
their July and October meetings unani- 
mously agreed upon two communica- 
tions to be addressed to the Alumni Coun- 
cil. They were: 

Resolved: that the Directors of the 
Alumni Fund believe that an urgent 
need for the future success of the 
Alumni Fund is an Alumni House. 

VOTED: that the Alumni Fund Di- 
rectors unanimously recommend that 
the Alumni Fund be made the re- 
sponsibility of the Alumni Council. 

After much discussion the Council con- 
curred with the expressed sentiment of 
the Fund Directors in both communica- 

A committee, consisting of Council 
Members Welch '38, Connor '36 and 

Frost '42 and Messrs. Shute '31 and Bern- 
si em '22 of the Board of Overseers, was 
appointed and asked to report to the 
( OUnci] at its February sessions what ac- 
tion should be taken to make the Alumni 
Fund the responsibility of the Alumni 

The Council Committee on the Alumni 
House was directed to examine into the 
feasibility of acquiring an Alumni House 
and to recommend procedures to the 
Council in February. The Committee 
consists of Messrs. Connor '36, Pierce '39, 
Orne '30, Perkins '25, Smith '29 and 
Thayer '28. 

It is hoped that definite progress to- 
ward bringing about these important 
alumni objectives may soon be reported. 

Gorondi Rotary Scholar 

Alexander Z. Gorondi of Buenos Aires, 
Argentina, has been awarded a Rotary 
Scholarship Grant at Bowdoin for the 
current academic year. The award, made 
by the 779th District of Rotary Inter- 
national, is part of a scholarship plan 
set up by that group in 1956. Two 
grants of $1100 each have been made to 
foreign students enrolled this fall at Bow- 
doin and Bates. Next year's awards will 
go to students at Colby College and La- 
val University in Canada, while in 1960- 
61 two foreign students will be selected 
at the University of Maine and the Uni- 
versity of New Hampshire. The goal of 
the program is the furthering of inter- 
national understanding and good will. 

A native of Debrecen, Hungary, Gor- 
ondi went to Argentina at the age of 10 
in 1948 as a refugee and was graduated 
in 1957 from the Buenos Aires Nation- 
al College. He is living in Freeport with 
Dr. and Mrs. Louis V. Dorogi, who are 
also Hungarian refugees. 

Rhodes Candidates 

Two seniors have been selected as 
Rhodes Scholarship candidates from 
Maine and Virginia. G. Raymond Babi- 
neau of Hempstead, N. Y., will appear 
in December before the Maine selection 
committee, and J. Skelton Williams jr. of 
Richmond, Va., will take part in the Vir- 
ginia competition. 

Bowdoin's fifteenth Rhodes Scholar, 
Roger Howell jr. '58 of Baltimore, Md., 
is currently in his first year at St. John's 
College at Oxford University. 

Delta Sigma Wins Trophy 

The Harvey Dow Gibson Memorial 
Trophy for the greatest improvement in 
scholastic standing during the previous 
academic year has been awarded to Delta 
Sigma fraternity. The trophy honors 
the late Harvey D. Gibson of the Class 
of 1902, for many years a Trustee of 

1 1 


Bowdoin and President of the Manu- 
facturers Trust Company in New York, 
where he was widely known for his 
leadership in business and civic life. 

131 Managers 

Maine is second only to California 
in the number of communities with town 
or city managers, according to the De- 
cember, 1958, Bowdoin College Bulletin, 
entitled "Municipal Charters in Maine: 
The Case of Brunswick." Dr. Clement 
E. Vose, formerly Associate Professor of 
Government, and Kenneth E. Carpenter 
of Yeadon, Pa., who was graduated last 
June, are the authors of the newly pub- 
lished study. 

The booklet points out that one hun- 
dred thirty-one Maine communities are 
now operating with a manager. Included 
are fifteen of the State's twenty-one cities, 
nineteen towns with charters, and fifteen 
of Maine's twenty-one largest towns 
which are organized under the general 
statutes of the state. 

Much of the booklet is taken up with 
a discussion of town government in 
Brunswick. Voters of the town have 
refused to accept proposed charters six 
times — 1858, 1885, 1905, 1943, 1953, 
and 1955. 

Copies of "Municipal Charters in 
Maine: The Case of Brunswick" are avail- 
able at the Bureau for Research in Mu- 
nicipal Government, Hubbard Hall. The 
bulletin is the twentieth in a series ini- 
tiated in 1915 by Professor Orren C. Hor- 
mell H51. 

Texas Company Grant 

Bowdoin has once again been selected 
as one of the privately-financed United 
States colleges and universities to receive 
unrestricted grants-in-aid under The Tex- 
as Company's aid-to-education program. 
The grant, which amounts to $1,500 for 
the academic year 1958-59, is without 
stipulation as to its use. A similar grant 
a year ago was used for work in the De- 
partment of Physics. 

Glee Club Schedule 

The Glee Club, under the direction 
this year of Professor Robert K. Beck- 
with, has a full schedule lined up for 
the second semester, beginning on Feb- 
ruary 27 and 28 with concerts at New- 
ton, Mass., and Norton, Mass. The fol- 
lowing week, on March 6, it will sing 
at Nasson College in Springvale. Four 
days later it is Lewiston and on March 13 
Campus Chest at Bowdoin. 

The annual spring tour will take the 
Glee Club to Aroostook County and 
Canada for the first time in its history. 
The trip will start with a concert in 
Bangor on March 20 and continue on 
successive days in Houlton, Fredericton, 

Elijah Kellogg of the Class of 1840, in addition to being an author of boys' books 
and a beloved minister, was also a boating enthusiast. His Harpswell-Hampton boat 
— or, as it is sometimes called, New England boat — has been restored as an in- 
the-water, sailable exhibit at the Marine Historical Association's Mystic Seaport in 

The boat, which was built at Birch Island near Wilson Point, Harpswell, probably 
shortly after Kellogg was graduated from Bowdoin, was taken from a barn at the 
Kellogg farm in Harpswell in 1955. It had been lying there since 1912, deteriorating 
considerably, along with the barn. 

Skilled craftsmen worked on the restoration job during the next two years. One 
stage of the restoration is shown in the picture at the top of this page, and the 
finished product is shown below. 

The Harpswell-Hampton craft is a double-ender, 23 feet long, with a six-foot, 
six-inch beam and a draft of about three feet, aft, where her keel is deepest. The 
boat is designed to carry a cat-ketch rig and has a short bow sprit on which a jib 
can be set flying. 

This type of boat originated in the early 19th century and was carried on the Banks 
schooners before the dory became popular. It was also called "Hampton boat," "Hamp- 
ton whaler," "Crotch Island pinkie," and "Isle of Shoals boat." 



Ne* Brunswick, S.unc John, \vw Bruns- 
wick; Bar Harbor, and Waterville. 

On April J tlu- group will sina at 
Simmons College and on April i at 
Wheelock College. Another weekend trip, 
on April 17 and IS. will take members 
co LaseU Junior College and Pembroke 
College On May I i they will sing once 
again at the Boston Fops concert, 

A Birthday Coming Up 

The Masque and Gown's schedule for 
the next re* months calls for a dramatic 
reading or George Bernard Shaw's The 
Appl,.; on December 12, the- produc- 
tion or .11 1 Three Angeli as the winter 
houseparty presentation, the twenty-fourth 
annual student-written one-act play con- 
on March 12, and a faculty-cast pro- 
duction on April 2 and V 

Director or Dramatics George H. 
Quinby '23 has invited all previous win- 
ners or the one-act play contest back for 
the silver anniversary of the event in 
March. It is hoped that a good percen- 
tage of the 19 men may be back in the 
Pickard Theater in Memorial Hall, per- 
haps to help judge the plays being per- 

Fund Conference 

Forty-rive alumni attended the ninth 
annual Alumni Fund conference on the 
campus on October 10 and 11. Includ- 
ed were men from eight states and the 
District cf Columbia. 

The conference opened with a meet- 
ing of the Directors of the Alumni Fund, 
with 1958-59 Chairman Vincent B. 

Alumni Fund Progress 

\s noted in the annua] Fund repoi i 
in tin- Octobei \i i mnus the objectives 
ol (lie 1958 59 Muniiii Fund are $160,- 
000 .mil .i contribution from <>(•'; ol 
Bowdoin men or f676 alumni con- 
ii ilwiioix. 

Chairman Vincent B. Welch '.'is, his 
associate Directors and the iiii\ seven 
Km nis have sel in motion a vigorous 
appeal program which is aimed at 
reaching or exceeding both of these 
objectives, rhe October Fund confei 
ence a stimulating affair, 1 he 
Fund ream is enthusiastically al iis 
job ol assembling the vitalh important 
alumni gift i<> Bowdoin. 

\ good si. ii i has been made. I he 

Christmas spiiii and, perhaps, too, thai 

yearl) tax consciousness have played 
a pan in the host of contributions 
already in. Mr. Welch is appreciative; 
he asks thai all Bowdoin men join 
up — il al leasl K>7(i of them do, as 
their means permit, the job will be 

Welch '38 of Washington, D. C, pre- 
siding. Directors and Class Agents at- 
tended the Bowdoin Freshman-Hebron 
Academy football game that afternoon 
and saw the Polar Bear Cubs come out on 
top emphatically 58 to 0. Eight of the 
30 freshmen who played were awarded 
Alumni Fund scholarships last spring. 

At a dinner at the Stowe House on 
Friday evening six Class Agents who led 
their decade groups in the 1957-58 Fund 
received special recognition. They are 
Wallace M. Powers '04, S. Sewall Web- 

ster 10, Lloyd O. Coulter '18, Carleton 
S. Connor '36, Vincent B. Welch 38, 
and Oliver W. Hone '57. 

Agents who spoke at the evening work 
session at the Stowe House were Lloyd 
O. Coulter 18, Byron L. Mitchell '25, 
Samuel A. Ladd jr. '29, Robert M. Cross 
'45, and Bruce C. McGorrill '53. 

Alumni Day 

A capacity crowd of some 2500 people 
witnessed the 1958 Polar Ice Capades at 
the Arena on Alumni Day, November 
8. Olympic and world's champion skater 
Hayes Alan Jenkins was starred in a 
cast of 25 figure skaters from the Skating 
Club of Boston. Carl de Suze '38, Bos- 
ton radio and television personality, was 
master of ceremonies, and Montgomery 
Wilson, Director of the Ice Chips of 
1958, was both director and producer. 

Hundreds of alumni returned for 
Alumni Weekend. They watched Maine 
rack up its sixth straight victory over 
the Polar Bears in football, 37 to 0. 
They attended fraternity formal dinners 
and initiation ceremonies, watched a 
varsity-freshman-alumni swimming meet, 
and consumed lobster stew in the Sar- 
gent Gymnasium. At this luncheon Paul 
K. Niven '16 of Brunswick was awarded 
the Alumni Fund Cup for 1958. 

Following the football game many 
alumni attended an informal reception 
at the Moulton Union by President and 
Mrs. James S. Coles and Alumni Council 
President and Mrs. Leland W. Hovey 
'26. Some of the more youthful alumni 
danced to the music of Al Corey's or- 
chestra in the Gym Saturday night. 

1958-59 Bowdoin Plan Students 

Twelve foreign students from nine different countries are studying at 
Bowdoin this year under the "Bowdoin Plan." Three are from Korea 
and two from Sweden. The other seven come from Argentina, Den- 
mark, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Japan, and Panama. 

The list of Bowdoin Plan students, together with the fraternities 
sponsoring them, follows: 


George K. Blagogee 
Soon Chough 
Albert de St. Malo jr. 
Hakan N. G. Gabel 
Nils Hedenstedt 
Chong-Un Kim 
Denes Martonffy 
Fernando M. Miquelarena 
Harald H. T. Ponader 
Henrik Stenbjerre 
Taneshiro Yamamoto 
In Sup Yuin 

City and Country 

Accra, Ghana 
Kangnung, Korea 
Panama City, Panama 
Gothenburg, Sweden 
Nykoping, Sweden 
Kyunggi, Korea 
Nagykikinda, Hungary 
Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Bayreuth, Germany 
Nyborg, Denmark 
Yokohama, Japan 
Seoul, Korea 


Delta Sigma 

Zeta Psi 

Chi Psi 

Alpha Delta Phi 

Psi Upsilon 

Alpha Tau Omega 

Sigma Nu 

Theta Delta Chi 

Kappa Sigma 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 

Alpha Rho Upsilon 

Beta Theta Pi 

Letters To The Editor 

Back from Europe, and catching up on mv 
reading, I am delighted to discover what good 
judgment was used last June in the Alumni 
Service Awards. It was good to see the cita- 
tions reproduced, and I heartily concur. 

I enjoyed the special April issue on Higher 
Education, too, and am sure that it must 
have aroused great interest. 

Our tenants must have found the June is- 
sue so interesting that they took it away with 
them. May I ask you to have another cop\ 
sent to me? 

Clarence D. Rouiii.ard '24 

I was so impressed by Professor Whiteside's 
recent "Browsing" column on history that I 
feel compelled to write you. 

The piece in the August Alumnus said in 
a very articulate fashion what I have been 
thinking for some time. As a matter of fact. 
I have been, I think, subconsciously quoting 
Professor Whiteside's ideas without giving 
them the public credit which is due him. 

It was a superb diagnosis, and wherever 
people are interested in history, it will be 

Lloyd \V. Fowles '2(> 




Tabulated here are the names of Bowdoin Alumni whose where- 
abouts the College does not know. It is quite possible that 
some have died. Can you help us clear our records? 

1899 John C. Rogers 

1904 Raymond J. McCutcheon 

1909 John R. Hurley 

Edmund R. Saunders 

1913 Harry H. Hall 
Henry Rowe 

1914 F. Wood McCargo 

1915 Albion K. Eaton 

1917 Ralph E. Davison 

1918 John P. O'Donnell 

1919 Roger W. Smith 

1920 Delmont T. Dunbar 
Charles A. Haggerty 

1921 Frederick W. Anderson 
Ryonosuke Toyokawa 

1922 John W. Dahlgren 

1923 Blake E. Clark 
Edmond J. Sirois 
John F. Sullivan 

1924 Charles A. Fulle jr. 
Douglas W. Young 

1926 A. Carleton Andrews 
Bertram T. Ewing 
Henry L. Payson 

1927 Anthony F. Marino 

1928 Robert F. Cressey 
Frederick J. Mullen 
Richard V. Noyes 
Keith I. Piper 

1929 Robert S. Clark 
Hobart A. Cole 
Charles F. White jr. 

1930 Ernest P. Collins 
Floyd G. Cormack 

1931 J. Prescott Emmons 
Sydney R. Foster 
Stanley D. Pinkham 
Raymond J. Szukala 
Robert C. Somes 

1932 Richard B. Millard 
David A. Simmon 

1933 Francis O. Coult 
Clyde R. Johnson 
Arthur G. Jordan 
John D. Kelsey 
George C. Purington III 

1934 Nicholas Bancroft 
Alfred S. Hayes 
Norman T. Slayton 
Jack H. Wilding 
Theodore A. Wright 

1935 John W. Adams 
George H. Carter 
Donovan C. Taylor 
Thomas Uniacke jr. 
Edward P. Webber 

1936 Robert W. Cobb 
Henry B. Jackson 












Charles W. Lewis jr. 
Samuel F. McCoy 

Bradford H. Greene 
Norman S. MacPhee 

Charles S. Goodwin 
Carrick D. Kennedy 
Walter M. Knie 
William R. Murphv 
Robert C. Raleigh 
George C. Wilson 

Leslie S. Harris 
Alfred F. Hughes 
Melville C. Hutchinson 
Vincent J. LaFlamme 
James E. Tracy jr. 
William M. Walker 

Alan P. Carlson 
Robert I. Caulfield 
Alfred F. Chapman 
Charles W. Small 
Robert D. Swab jr. 

Harold Chase 
John M. Dearth 
Joseph S. McKinney 
Robert F. Stickel 

Albion K. Eaton jr. 
Marshall L. Holt 
Richard B. Lord 
Edward Martin jr. 
Vincent J. Skachinske 

Robert J. Cinq-Mars 
M. Walter Foley 
Donald F. Gray 
Walter F. Lacey 
Paul E. Stanley 
Robert J. Stern 

F. Coit Butler jr. 
Louis J. Depres 
Gilmore Dobie jr. 
Victor J. Meyer 
Theodore A. Noyes 
William N. Perkins 

Walter F. Byrom 
Hamilton W. Mansur jr. 
Willard G. Orth 

J. Brenton Bare 
Chester D. Catler 
Melvin E. Hutchinson jr. 
Don H. Irvine 
Warren P. Kelley 
Harry E. Ramsey 
Edward L. Smith 




Gilbert C. Bird 


Robert S. Blake 

Myer Norken 


Ernest G. Robinson 

Riley E. Scruggs 

David T. Stark 


John W. Davis jr. 
T. Lucius Frost 
John E. Holmes 
Slava Klima 
Colburn B. Lovett 
Jaime Paris-Roca 
Alexander H. Scovil 
Norman R. Snider 
Alfonso Tellez 

Leverett C. Clark jr. 
Robert L. Corcoran 
John H. Hilton 
Richard C. LeBlanc 
Oscar L. Mestre 
John P. Monahan 
John R. Munger 
George Oparley 
William E. Raynes 
Theodore G. Tatsios 
Ralph S. Turner 
Dale E. Welch 

Adolphe Alexander 
Richard W. Blanchard 
Dana W. Brown 
James F. Connolly 
Henry H. Eliot 
Nameer A. Jawdat 
Gordon H. Miller 
Yves E. Montet-Jourdran 
William L. Paull 
Joseph M. L. Pignolet 
Robert L. Toomey 

Carl F. Anderson jr. 
John J. Bonardelli 
Roger E. Conklin • 
Kien-Tien Fong 
John H. Hutchinson 
Howard A. Lane 
William S. Lishman 
Ronald J. Morlock 
Merle E. Spring 
Albert J. A. Thebault 
Harry C. Thompson jr. 

John H. Butler 
Jose R. De Tejada 

Creswell G. Blakeney jr. 
Alfred Smith 

John A. Adams 
Didrik S. C. Bent 
Peter G. Dunn 
George T. Meimaridis 
Fred E. Mitchell 
Thomas F. Winston jr. 

Robert E. Britt jr. 
Anthony E. F. Cornwell 
R. Bardwell Heavens 
John P. North 
J. Parker Scott 
Guy R. Sturgeon 
R. Keith Sturgeon 

Lewis A. C. Booth 
R. Wendell Goodwin 
Robbert C. Silvius 
Orville Z. Tyler III 

Edward D. McDonough 

Thomas J. Butler 
Daniel A. Rockmore 

Elmer R. Broxson 
Luis M. Castaneda 
Francisco Z. Solorzano 


1897 Harry W. Goodspeed 
1901 John F. Harkins 
1920 Adolph Anderson 







Ren \ Gallant, Exploring the Sun: 
Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1958; pp 56 
/ xploring Chemistry: Doubleday and 
Company, ln< . 1968; pp. 120; $2.95. Explor- 
ing the Planets: Doubleday and Company, 
Inc., 15*58; pp. 121; $250, 

/ xploring the Sun is a space-age book. 
Whai 1 like besl about h is thai ii starts a 
person thinking big. One cupful, ten ;-;.il 
Ions, .iik! two acres .iic i'.in\ amounts tor us 
to comprehend, but how about a number 
followed l>\ twelve or more zeros to express 
miles? I oi example, the distance from one 
end of our galaxy, the Milk\ \V;t\. to the 
othei end is expressed as 80,000 lis;ht years, 
and .i light yeai is approximate!) 5,900,000,- 
000,000 miles. Matters of distance are not 
the only expressions difficult to comprehend 
either. 1 ry to imagine, for instance, what 
ilu- sun must be like at a temperature of 
6000 degrees or how much energy ii gives of! 
in one second ii the amount surpasses all of 
the energy mankind has used in its entire 
history . 

I hi-, book is a storehouse of information 
about that stai we call the sun. As Mr. 
Gallant in Bve minutes of reading you 
can learn what it has taken man several 
thousands of years to learn about the sun. 
The author takes us from its very probable 
beginning to its probable and very dramatic 
end. getting an assist from British astron- 
omer Fred Hoyle in his last chapter en- 
titled "The da) the sun goes out." If you 
are interested in looking, through the eyes 
of a scientist, a few billion years into the 
future, this is the book for you. 

Exploring Chemistry is a very pleasant 
introduction to chemistry for any age group, 
for this history of the science reads like a 
story. It is full of philosophers and al- 
chemists and e\en a fanatic named Theo- 
phrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, better 
known as Paracelsus. Although these people 

spread theories which wen- untrue, each 
left an important legacy to modern chem 

IStry. We are indebted to the philosophers 
lor asking what matter is and win it acts 

.is ii does. We are indebted to the al- 
chemists for their careful laboratory proce- 
dure and lor their development of special 
i/ed laboratory equipment. Vtul we should 
be eternally grateful to the fanatics lor 
"burning the bonks" and saving only the 

theories that could be proved true through 


From this lime on. the science of cheniis 
try advanced rapidly. It is a science that 
thrives on problems, and this is an age lull 
of problems for the chemist. What can be 
done to meet the needs of a rising popula- 
tion thai requires more and more of the 
natural resources that are running low — 
metal ores. coal. oil. and fresh water? These 
areas are just a few of the frontiers of chem- 
istry . 

Perhaps the most often asked question 
about I he planets is, "Can life exist upon 
them?" Exploring the Planets does not stop 
at the answer "no." You see the planets 
through the eyes of a scientist and his illus- 
trator, and you finish the book aware of how 
richly blessed is our planet the Earth. 

Particularly I like the way this book helps 
me visualize the comparative sizes of the 
planets and their distances from the sun. 
At the start of each chapter the Earth is 
pictured beside a neighbor-planet. The text 
compares our galaxy to a field about which 
are scattered oranges, lemons, peas, seeds, 
and grains of sand. These represent the 
planets at their relative distances from a 
two-foot globe in the center which is the 

The book contains a constellation chart 
and yearly tables enabling you to locate 
the planets on your own at the limes when 
they can best be seen. 

\ll ol the "Exploring" books feature the- 

same appealing presentation of science. II 
you should miss a point in the text, you 
will not miss it in the pictures which close 
1\ parallel (he text, It doesn't seem to mat- 
ter which illustrator Mr. Gallant uses ** the 
same colorful and informative effect is achiev- 

Jeannette s. Cross 



Roy A. Gallant '50, who is associated 
with Doubleday and Company in New York, 
is studying lor his doctorate at Columbia 
University. In addition to the three "Ex- 
ploring" books reviewed in this issue, he is 
the author of Exploring the Moon, Explor- 
ing Mais. Exploring I he Universe, and Ex- 
ploring the Weill her. All were reviewed in 
earlier issues of the Alumnus. In 1957 Mr. 
Gallant was the recipient of the Thomas 
A. Edison Award for his Exploring the 



Jeannette Steele Cross, the wife of the 
Managing Editor of the Alumnus, is lie- 
coming an expert in "exploring" various 
parts and aspects of the universe. She has 
now reviewed for this magazine all seven of 
Roy Gallant's "Exploring" volumes. 


Most reviewers were unable to meet the 
deadline for this issue. As a result the 
February ALUMNUS should carry reviews of 
books by Melvin T. Copeland '06, Charles 
Mergendahl '41, Professor Jean Darbelnet, 
Herman Dreer '10, Milton M. Gordon '39, 
Herbert T. Silsby II '48, and William J. 
Norton '05. 

Bowdoin Browsing 

This "Browsing" column has been writ- 
ten by Dr. William D. Geoghegan, Assistant 
Professor of Religion at Bowdoin since 1954. 
A native of Wilmington, Delaware, he was 
graduated from Yale in 1942. Following 
graduate work at Harvard Divinity School 
and Drew Theological Seminary he received 
a bachelor of divinity degree in 1945. Fur- 
ther study at Columbia University and 
Union Theological Seminary brought him his 
doctor of philosophy degree in 1950. 

From 1944 to 1946 Professor Geoghegan 
served as pastor of Christiana Methodist 
Church in Christiana, Delaware. From 1950 
until his appointment to the Bowdoin faculty 
he was Chaplain of the College of Arts and 
Sciences at the University of Rochester, 
where he was also Assistant Professor of 

At Bowdoin Dr. Geoghegan teaches 
courses in Biblical literature, the history 
of religions, and great Christian authors. 
He is the author of "Platonism in Recent 
Religious Thought," published earlier this 
year by the Columbia University Press. 

A browser must sometimes feel like St. 
Paul before the Athenians on the Areopagus 
— a "babbler," literally "a seed-picker" or, 
as the exegete on Acts in The Interpreter's 
Bible reminds us, in Shakespeare's words, 
"a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles." The 
Interpreter's Bible, a twelve-volume set pub- 
lished during the period from 1951 to 1957, 
is the most recent and the most compre- 
hensive commentary in English on the Pro- 
testant Bible. In addition to usually excel 
lent introductory articles throughout, the 
standard page contains at the top, in parallel 
columns, the King James and the Revised 
Standard Version translations; across the 
middle of the page, the scholarly explana- 
tion of the text; and at (he bottom, again 
in parallel columns, a more popular inter- 
pretation of the Biblical text. 

Although in many respects a valuable re- 
source for the studious minister or layman, 

the set tends to reflect too consistently a 
moderately conservative theological point of 
view. This past summer, as I went through 
the exegesis on the New Testament books 
from Acts to the Pastoral Epistles, I was dis- 
appointed with the paucity of references to 
the work of Rudolph Bultmann, formerly 
Professor of New Testament at the Univer- 
sity of Marburg and one of the few really 
creative New Testament scholars living to- 
day. Bultmann's greatest work, a two-volume 
Theology of the New Testament published 
in an English translation by Scribner's in 
1954 and 1955, is an unusually able attempt 
to make sense out of the ideas of the New 
Testament, especially the thought of Paul. 
More than two decades ago Bultmann es- 
tablished his reputation as a leading "form- 
critic" or analyst of the oral forms such as 
sayings, parables, miracle-tales, legends, and 
myths which are assumed to underlie (he 



written text of the Gospels. Since this work 
was an extension of the methods of literary 
criticism which had long been practiced in 
Biblical scholarship, his findings were rapidly 
assimilated into the current critical discus- 
sion. But his Theology of the New Testa- 
ment, including as well some earlier essays 
on the same theme, has aroused violent con- 
troversy. His critics claim that the heart 
of his work is his program of "demythologiz- 
ing" the Gospels, and that for the Christian 
faith which he has subtly betrayed he has 
substituted, especially in his interpretation 
of Paul's thought, the basic ideas of the 
atheistic German Existentialist philosopher, 
Martin Heidegger. (It is interesting to ob- 
serve that a similar charge is made against 
Paul Tillich, University Professor of Theolo- 
gy at Harvard. An excellent discussion of 
Heidegger's influence in contemporary the- 
ology is to be found in John Macquarrie: 
An Existentialist Theology; London, SCM 
Press, 1955.) 

Actually, Bultmann's "demythologization" 
rests upon a radical, although long-familiar, 
distinction between the essential elements 
of the Christian faith and the outmoded 
world-view of a three-story universe heavily 
endowed with supernatural marvels with 
which it was originally associated. Why, he 
asks, should the present-day understanding 
of the Christian faith be jeopardized by 
needless concessions to the ignorance and 
superstition of antiquity? The better pro- 
cedure, he points out, is to relate the Chris- 

tian faith to a world-view which many 
modern men do find credible. 

Bultmann believes that modern man, apart 
from faith, finds his existence in the physical 
universe as disclosed by modern sciences ar- 
bitrary, ungoverned by any moral purpose 
greater than the wisdom of the species or 
of its outstanding exemplars and, therefore, 
in terms of an ultimate assurance, meaning- 
less. It is certainly no novelty to find a 
Christian thinker of modern times holding 
a view like this: Pascal, Schleiermacher, 
Kierkegaard, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Paid 
Tillich are no less sensitive than Bultmann 
to the predicament of the unbeliever. 

Bultmann has used some of Heidegger's 
ideas in his own work because he thought 
them best suited to express the questions 
which the Christian faith answers. To put 
it another way, he has been stimulated by 
Heidegger's thinking to explain what is not 
apparent in the pages of the New Testa- 
ment: the thought-forms of the unbelievers 
to whom, for example, St. Paul addressed 
the Christian message of divine grace. 

However, I think that there is an even 
deeper and broader reason underlying the 
hostility to Bultmann and his ideas, and 
that is the prevailing suspicion of philosophy 
itself in many religious circles. Distaste for 
philosophizing about religion has some jus- 
tification in the fact that the Bible is, only 
in the loosest of senses, a philosophical work. 
But it is equally true that the perennial 
task of understanding the message of the 

Bible in a particular period of history has 
been one in which philosophy has played a 
large and valuable part. While there have 
been theologians like Tertullian who have 
asserted that Jerusalem should have nothing 
to do with Athens, the formative thinkers 
of the Christian tradition, like St. Augus- 
tine and St. Thomas Aquinas, have always 
drawn upon philosophy to clarify both doc- 
trines and the problems to which they were 
applied. In fact, Bultmann is much less 
a disciple of Heidegger than St. Augustine 
of Plato and Plotinus, and St. Thomas of 
Aristotle. And beyond these examples, it 
seems to me, there is an important principle 
involved: there is enough unreason in human 
existence as it is; must the contemporary 
understanding of the Christian faith be 
needlessly cluttered up with it, too? 

Whether or not one finds Bultmann's 
thinking completely congenial, I think that 
the reader who will take the necessary pains 
with his Theology of the Neu> Testament, or 
even with his recent soft-cover Primitive 
Christianity (New York: Living Age Books, 
1956) , will be rewarded by being engaged in 
an exciting dialectic which has the happy fa- 
cility of not only resolving old perplexities 
but also of propounding new ones. Christian 
theology is too important a matter to take 
altogether bookishly. Yet books, no substi- 
tute for the life of the mind, at their best 
communicate something of life's immediacy 
and, therefore, something of religious con- 
cern and of the mind's propter interest. 

Alumni Clubs 


October 29 was the occasion for a new 
enterprise by the Bowdoin Club of Bruns- 
wick. Two committees arranged a meet- 
ing aimed at informing qualified sub-fresh- 
man prospects about Bowdoin. 

Thirty-one seniors and their principals 
and counselors from the high schools in 
Brunswick, Bath, Freeport, Lisbon Falls, and 
North Yarmouth were guests of the Club and 
the College. They were conducted on an 
extensive tour of the campus, beginning at 
four o'clock in the afternoon. At five they 
gathered at Sills Hall for a brief program 
of color slides and comments, designed to 
tell them something about undergraduate 
life. The guests then had an informal 
meeting with members of the faculty and 
staff: Herbert Brown, Malcolm Morrell '24, 
Adam Walsh, Paul Hazelton '42, LeRoy 
Greason, and Dean Nathaniel Kendrick. 

Other Brunswick-area alumni joined the 
group for a 6:30 buffet dinner in the din- 
ing room of the Moulton Union, after which 
everyone moved to the main lounge. Club 
President Paul Niven '16 introduced Presi- 
dent Coles, who welcomed the guests in be- 
half of the College and commended Bruns- 
wick alumni for their renewed interest. 

Council Member Philmore Ross '43 dis- 
cussed plans for a second gathering in the 
spring, and most alumni present were strong 
in voicing their approval of an informal 
meeting to welcome some of the newer fac- 
ulty members. 

Vice President Donald Parks '28 introduced 
the speaker of the evening, Professor Nathan 
Dane '37, who gave an interesting, vigorous, 
and unusual talk which impressed both 
alumni and guests. 


Fifteen alumni and guests gathered on 
November 1 for a social hour and dinner at 
the Liederkranz Club in Syracuse. 

Alumni who attended were Arthur Chap- 
man '17, Edward Hildreth '18, George Fogg 
'43, Dick O'Shea '45, Tom Chapman '50, 
Bol) Crockford '50, Dick Herrick '50, and 
Gordon Hoyt '50. 

Elections were held with these results: 
President, Jack O'Donnell '37; Vice Presi- 
dent, Dick Herrick; and Secretary Treasurer 
and Council Member, Tom Chapman. 

The club's next meeting is scheduled for 
Saturday, April 4, at the LeMoyne Manor in 
Liverpool, N. Y. Area alumni are asked to 
mark the date on their calendars. 


The Bowdoin Club of Chicago met on 
October 8 at Barney's Restaurant for a so- 
cial hour and dinner. President Coles 
brought the latest news from the College. 

On November 3 alumni and their ladies 
gathered at Barney's for a social hour and 
dinner, after which they heard a talk by 
Senator Paul Douglas '13. 

Plans are going forward for one or two 
more meetings after the first of the year. 


A small but enthusiastic group of 17 mem- 
bers met for a social hour and dinner at the 
Elmwood Hotel in Waterville on October 15. 

The following officers were elected for the 
coming year: President , Willard Arnold '51; 
Vice President, William Webster '50; Secre- 
tary-Treasurer, Adrian Asherman '52; and 
Council Member, Robert Martin '41. 

Professor Robert Beckwith of the Music 
Department spoke briefly on the coming 
spring tour of the Glee Club and the need 
for local support of a Waterville concert. 

The main speaker of the evening was 
Professor LeRoy Greason of the English De- 
partment. He commented favorably on the 
recent student action which abolished haz- 
ing at the College. He then described vari- 
ous phases of Freshman English and the 
English major program. In conclusion he 
voiced his opinions as to the causes for de- 
ficiencies in the previous English training 
of some of the freshmen. 

The regular meeting was adjourned at 
nine o'clock, but some of the members and 
the guests lingered for a pleasant, extended 


September 14 was the dale of a Sunday 
outing of (he Bowdoin Club of Los Angeles 



at the Pasadena home ol Un\ Dunning '49. 
Secretary Haw Smith '46 reports thai aboui 
twenty people attended, including Presidenl 
George Wheeler "01, the Herb Webbs "23, the 
Bill Spinneys 'IS, the |im Hedges '44, the 
Ralph Bucknams M"95, the Lendal M< 
Lellans "23, the Duke Danes '31, the Reggie 
Spurn 'iti. and the Smiths. 

k.laii» Klimmeck '58 visited Secretary smith 
and othei members in 1 os Vngeles and Pa 
sadena during his Septembei visit to the 
West ( i>.im One gathering was held at the 
RiJ Mill in Pasadena and another at the 
I lotel Stat lei in l os Ingeles. 

Bowdoin men in and around I os Vn 
geles, as well as those who are passing 
through, are reminded that the Club reg- 
ularly holds noon luncheon meetings on the 
fourth Tuesday of ever) month at the Stal 

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Approximately twenty alumni gathered 
i«>i a social hour ami dinner ai the Subur- 
ban Hotel in last Orange on October 29. 
Presidenl Malcolm Moore '.">(> presided and 
introduced ilu- guests from the- College, Hu- 
bert shaw '36 ami Robert Glover "56, who 
spoke on Bowdoin's admissions policy and 
discussed plans for developing alumni assis 
tance in working with subfreshmen from the 
area. Plans were begun lor a local meet 
ing with subfreshmen in early February. A 
length) question and answei period ensued. 


I he Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia held 
a stag dinner at the Engineers' Club on 
October 16. Plans are going forward lor 
the annual dinner on Saturday, January 24, 
when alumni and wives will gather at (he 
Presidential Apartments (Doll) Madison 
Room) to meet with President Coles. The 
social hour is at 6 and the dinner at 7. 


The Bowdoin Club of Portland held its 
annual fall meeting at Yalle's Restaurant in 
Scarborough on November (S. Approximately 
120 alumni gathered for a social hour and 


Cleveland — Dinner (Alumni and Sub- 
freshmen) - University Club - Mon- 
day, December 22 - Social hour at 
6: Dinner at 7. 

Los Angeles — Monthly Luncheon — Hotel 
Statler - Tuesday, December 23 - 12 

Washington — Monthly Luncheon - Lotus 
Restaurant - Tuesday, January 6, 
1959 - 12 noon. 

Rhode Island (Providence) — Monthly 
Luncheon - University Club 
Wednesday, January 7 - 12 noon. 

St. Louis — Alumni and Wives - Thursday 
evening, January 8. 

Milwaukee — Dinner Meeting - University 
Club - Friday, January 9 - Social 
hour at 5:30: Dinner at 6:30. 

Detroit — Evening Meeting - Saturday, 
January 10. 

New York — Annual Dinner - Friday eve- 
ning, January 23. 

Philadelphia — Annual Dinner - Dolly Madi- 
son Room of the Presidential Apart- 
ments - Saturday, January 24 - So- 
cial hour at 6: Dinner at 7. 

Los Angeles — Monthly Luncheon - Hotel 
Statler - Tuesday, January 27 - 12 

Boston — Annual Dinner (Alumni and 
Wives) - Woodland Golf Club, 1897 
Washington, Auburndale - Saturday, 
February 28. 

Central New York — Spring Dinner Meet- 
ing (Alumni and wives) - LeMoyne 
Manor in Liverpool - Saturday, April 

The ALUMNI COUNCIL holds its annual 
mid-winter session on campus on Friday and 
Saturday, February 27 and 28, 1959. 

President Jothani Pierce '39 presided din- 
ing the after-dinner remarks. Coach Adam 
Walsh was presented with a framed drawing 
by the Newspaper Writers of Maine. Coach 
Nels Corey '39 discussed the prospects for 
the forthcoming hockey season, and Coach 
Bob Donham commented on the outlook for 
basketball. Dean Nathaniel Kendrick re- 
ported on the current state of the College. 


Convener Charles Lincoln '91 reports, 
"Thanks to an S.O.S. to my cousin Fred 

Fessenden '95, he notified most of the alumni 

around before l arrived on November 17. 

rwelve accepted and three failed to make 

it. Present were Smith '90, Lincoln '91, Fes 

senden '95, Carmichael '97, Pope '11, Barbour 
'12, Conani 13, Tarbox 'II. and Kennedy 


" Two additions to the Club this wintei 
are I red Hail '12 and Rex Conani '13. B) 
the middle of December a lew more winter 
members will be here, and probabh a lew 
of the nearby cities will make the grade. 
Oh, yes, Don Redfern II is a new recruit. 

Anyone in Florida this winter wishing to 
attend our Bowdoin meetings should con- 

tacl mi' at 842 Roland Com I, N.E., St. 


Vboul forty-five Bowdoin and lulls alum 
ni joined forces for a dinner on Novcm 
Iki <> ai the Continental Hotel. Bowdoin 
Club Presidenl William Johnson '30 intro- 
duced (he speaker, Robert (.. Baker. Secre- 
tary of the Senate Majority Committee, who 
talked on "Post Election Critique — Won, 
Post, and Why." A showing of movies of the 
1958 Bowdoin -Tufts football game followed. 

On November IS the Bowdoin Club of 
Washington held a luncheon in honor of ie- 
tired Supreme Court Justice Harold Burton 

Secretary Prescotl Pardoe '51 reminds all 
alumni in the area that regular luncheons 
are held at twelve noon on the first Tuesday 
of every month at the Lotus Restaurant. 


On October 2 the Bowdoin Teachers' Club 
held its annual meeting at the Iarraline 
Club in Bangor. Twenty-five alumni were 
present, and Ford Dyer '30 presided. The 
College was represented by Professor Albert 
Thayer '22, Director of Admissions Hubert 
Shaw '36, Assistant Bursar Wolcott Hokan- 
son '50, and Soon Chough '61. Mr. Ho- 
kanson spoke on the problems of meeting 
college expenses, and Mr. Chough gave views 
of a Bowdoin Plan student. 

Claude Bonang '52 is in charge of plans 
for next year's meeting, which will be held 
in Lewiston. 



Reading the fall issues of the Orient, one 
lives in primitive times. No football and 
few lectures, concerts, or entertainments. 
Saturday evening whist parties in the Ends 
were a "great fad." Life at Bowdoin was 
just as important to those who were in col- 
lege then as it is to the undergraduates to- 
day, but their college life was certainly very 

I here was some discussion in the Orient 
of an article on Appleton Hall in a Bos- 
ton newspaper which said that Uncle Tom's 
Cabin was written in room 7. In reply to 
an inquiry, Mrs. St owe wrote stating thai the 

book was written in the "old Titconib 
House," which is now named for her. Her 
letter was filed in the Brunswick Public 

[. S. Towne's new drug store, located in 
the Brackett Block where the Brunswiik 
Hardware and Plumbing Supply Company 


now does business, was selling the only milk 
shakes in town. 

Bates and Colby both defeated Bowdoin 
in fall baseball games. 

The opportunity for starting a new frater- 
nity was obvious from the fact that there 
were at this time 25 non-society men in 
college. It was perceived that otherwise 
the traditional place of the fraternities in 
Bowdoin life would deteriorate. Chi Psi, 
whose chapter at Bowdoin had ceased dur- 
ing the Civil War period, looked the situa- 
lion over at this time but postponed or- 
ganizing a chapter for several years. Delia 
Upsilon, Kappa Sigma, and Bela I beta Pi 
were the first three of the newer fraterni- 



tties which were to be added to the five 
ivhich had occupied the field for several 
decades — Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Theta Delta Chi and 
Zeta Psi. 

A meeting of the students was held on 
October 31 in the large room called Lower 
Memorial on the ground floor of that build- 
ing to listen to "proposals for lighting the 
dormitories by electricity." For a payment 
•of 80 cents per month one light would be 
installed; two lights for $1.40 and three for 
-$2.20. Response was not favorable, "most 
of the boys feeling that the price was too 

There was great interest in the national 
•election, which resulted in the defeat of 
President Cleveland by Benjamin Harrison 
although Cleveland had a majority of the 
popular vote. The sentiment of the College 
was overwhelmingly Republican. At Chapel 
on the Sunday after the election President 
Hyde, who was a "mug-wump" (i.e., white- 
collared supporter of Cleveland) , commented 
on the election. He was pleased that it 
was a clean campaign fought on living issues 
and foretold that sectionalism was disap- 
pearing and the solid South would soon 
break up. On the other hand, he deplored 
the expense of the campaign and the con- 
tributions from special interests. "The 
moral enthusiasm of the war has died out. 
The moral enthusiasm over great economic 
questions is yet to be invoked." He was 
confident that the time was coming when 
people would look beyond their own self 
interest and vote for the common weal. 

The Republican victory was celebrated by 
a torch-light procession which started in 
front of the Church on the Hill and march- 
ed clown Maine Street. Professor Robinson's 
partly finished house (now remodeled into 
the rectory of St. Charles Parish) was lighted 
by candles in every window from top to 
bottom notwithstanding the shavings and 
builders' odds and ends. The professor said 
that he did not expect there would be a 
bonfire, but if there should be, it would be 
in a good cause. 

Eleven percent of the undergraduates were 
sons of alumni. 

The exodus of students for teaching jobs, 
which in earlier years had greatly reduced 
the student attendance during the winter 
months, had now diminished to the point 
that only 24 were out teaching. Some men 
who later were to be distinguished Bowdoin 
graduates were included in the list. 

Some 30 "fellows" stayed through the 
Thanksgiving recess, most of them being en- 
tertained by members of the faculty. In 
the evening they could choose among a con- 
cert at the Methodist Church, a poverty ball 
in the town hall, and a French dance at 
Lemont Hall. 


The football team coached by McClave 
zigzagged. In the state Bowdoin and Colin 
tied lor the championship, each winning 
two out of three. Bowdoin won from Colby 
and Maine but lost to Bates. Outside of the 
three state championship games Bowdoin 
held intercollegiate champion Harvard to a 
score of 5 to 0, won over Fort McKinley, 
New Hampshire Stale, and Tufts, but lost 
to Brown and Holy Cross. As in several 
other years the Tufts game ended the season, 
but instead of the slump which frequently 

occurred the Bowdoin team put up its best 
game of the year. 

The College felt reflected glory from the 
victory of West Point, captained by Cope 
Philoon '05, over Annapolis. It was Cope's 
last football game. 

A slump in college interest in athletics, 
which was felt at the beginning of the fall 
term, was overcome by the satisfactory rec- 
ord of the football team. The recovery was 
indicated by a mass meeting at which $160 
in voluntary contributions was obtained to 
pay up the football deficit. 

114 freshmen, four specials, and nine men 
for advanced standing registered at the 
beginning of the fall term. In the Medical 
School 22 first-year men registered, includ- 
ing nine college seniors. The Medical 
School opened in the fall instead of in 
January as had been the custom for many 

The hoary joke about Professor Moody's 
entry of Triangle in the Topsham Fair races 
again appears in the Orient, but this year 
Triangle was a pacer. 

Tentative faculty steps to end hazing en- 
countered the students' feeling that the 
problem was one for students and not fac- 
ulty and came to nothing. A committee did, 
however, investigate the matter of an un- 
dergraduate advisory council and reported 
a provisional constitution to the mass meet- 
ing for the election of football managers. 
It was duly adopted and the first ten council 
members elected. The council, which was 
eventually succeeded by the present student 
council, started out vigorously, setting up 
committees and suggesting amendments to 
the athletic constitution and improvement 
in the general elections of the athletic asso- 

The importance of the New Meadows Inn 
to the College is evidenced by the fact that 
in four issues the Orient mentions successive 
dates set for closing the Inn for the winter. 
The Deutscher Verein and other college 
groups were hard put to it for a meeting 
place during the winter months with the 
Inn closed. 

Again the College took interest in a na- 
tional campaign. The successful Taft was 
generally favored by both students and facul- 
ty. The Orient speaks of Bowdoin as be- 
ing "a stronger Republican institution than 
ever before." Governor-elect Bert Fernald 
and Dr. Daniel A. Robinson '73 were the 
principal speakers at a rally held under the 
joint auspices of the Bowdoin Republican 
Club and the town committee at the town 
hall on the night before the election. The 
students formed on the campus and marched 
to the hall behind the band. 

After much agitation an appropriation was 
approved by the faculty for supplying the 
dormitories with running water, a bowl on 
each floor and shower baths in Maine Hall. 
A petition signed by every occupant of every 
dormitory was filed with the faculty. Up 
to this time the occupants of the dormi- 
tories had had to carry water from the 
basement to their rooms. The faculty was 
reluctant to vote its approval because of the 
fear that the privilege would be abused. 
Shower baths were limited to Maine because 
of the better facilities in that dormitory for 
installation. It was announced that the 
showers were being installed on a trial basis 
and would be removed and none installed 
elsewhere if the privilege was abused. 

The college band agreed with the board of 
proctors that practice on band instruments 
in the dormitories would be confined to the 
afternoon hours. 

Wesleyan invited Bowdoin to enter a tri- 
angular debating league with Cornell as the 
third member, but after consideration the 
invitation was declined. 

A series of musical recitations was given 
during the winter by Professors Hutchins and 
Files in the Walker Art Building. Professor 
Hutchins played the orchestrion and Pro- 
fessor Files a piano with pianola attached, 
the instrument being loaned for the occasion. 
Student performers also participated. Suc- 
cessive evenings were devoted to Bach, 
Haydn, Mozart, and other classical com- 

The growing national scope of under- 
graduate membership is shown by the fact 
that a trans-Mississippi club with five mem- 
bers was organized. 

The three Annie Talbot Cole lectures were 
given by the Reverend Charles Dinsmore 
on the subject of Dante. 


The College opened for the year on 
Thursday, September 21, notwithstanding the 
provision of the by-laws setting the fourth 
Thursday of September as the opening date. 
According to the Orient, the librarian, whose 
job it was to arrange the opening dates, was 
much put to it to explain the discrepancy 
when it was discovered after the opening of 
the College. Two extra days were added to 
the Christmas vacation as a result of a stu- 
dent council petition. 

The Masque and Gown sponsored the 
Shakespeare Players of New York in a pro- 
duction of Hamlet at the town hall. 

The College was not too well pleased with 
the record of the football team. At the end 
of the season the football men at first re- 
fused by a vote of 12 to 6 to express con- 
fidence in Charlie Bowser, who had been 
the coach for four years. His attitude to- 
ward the players and the poor record of 
games won were the counts against him. Sub- 
sequently the team reversed its vote and 
voted unanimously in his favor. After a 
stormy six-hour secret session the Athletic 
Council voted to recommend his reappoint- 
ment for a three-year term as football coach 
but to relieve him of any duties as head 
coach of hockey and baseball. 

The team won from Wesleyan, Williams, 
and Tufts and lost to Massachusetts State, 
Colby, and Maine. As was to happen 25 
years later, the game with Bates was a tie. 
The defeat of Tufts in the post-State Series 
game squelched the aspiration of Tufts to be 
regarded as champion of the New England 

Marshall P. Cram '04, Professor of Chem- 
istry, died on October 10 after an illness of 
two months. He had completed 25 years as 
a member of the Bowdoin faculty. Mem- 
orial services were held in the Chapel on 
Sunday, October 15. A bachelor, he be- 
queathed $20,000 to Alpha Delta Phi Frater- 
nity and the residue of his estate, which 
included the ('.ram house and its contents, 
to the College. 

In November Delta Upsilon opened will) a 
house wanning its rebuilt and remodeled 

DECEMBER 19 5 8 


1 hi- freshman class included 80 sons ol 
Bowdoin men. 

Doubts arose as u> the extent ol the 
authority i>i the student council. College 
critics characterized U as an ineffectual hon 
i>i.n\ society for winners ol major letters, 
in order to make the group a more effe< 
live governing body a new constitution was 
drafted by a committee appointed h\ Coun- 
cil President Charles Mien '34. li w ,i> .ulopi 
ed t>\ the students by a vote ol 287 n> 122. 
rhe unexpected number ol dissenting votes 
was a surprise, rhe general sentiment was 
m> overwhelmingly in favor ol the new con 
stitution thai main students did m>i suppose 
that they needed i>> vote. 

Dr. Gaylord W. Douglas, directoi foi New 
England ol the National Council foi the 
Prevention ol War, gave .\\\ address in Mem- 
orial Mall under the auspices of the Col- 
and churches ol Brunswick. rhe ad 
dress formed a pan ol Chapel exercises 
which im the occasion were transferred to 
Memorial Hall for the first time since World 
War I when Chapel had to be held in 
Memorial in the winter in order i" econ- 
omize on fuel. 

Vrrangements for Dr. Douglas' \isit were 
made by a Bowdoin graduate, F. J. Libby 
"94, whose life work in organizations to pro- 
mote peace had brought him national lame. 

\ few days later Admiral William Y. 
Pian H*29 of Belfast, who had boon Chief 
ol Naval Operations during World War I. 
declared to his audience in the Moulton 
Union that Navy preparation is the besl 
means of preventing war. He said that pro- 
fessional paiih-i- "do not know what they 
are talking about" when it comes to naval 
affairs. Vdmiral Pratt said that the battle- 
ship is our most valuable asset in the Navy. 
He vigorously combatted arguments that 
battleships were becoming obsolete and 
would be silling ducks for airplane attacks. 

Professor Stanley Casson, Tallman Founda- 

tion lecturer, predicted that there would be 

a world * i ims in six months and that another 

w.n would result in widespread revolutions 
and be fatal to woild progress, but. even in 
Germany, he found a universal desire for 
peace. He doubted thai Germany could re- 
cruit an army, at least iti' , ol the German 
nation being out of sympathy with the 
militarists trend ol existing government. Hie 
si\ I a 1 1 man lectures b\ Professor Casson 
win on Gre« ian an heology . 

Professor H. R. Brown defeated Professoi 
N. c. kendiitk. the previous year's winner, 
in the final round of the faculty tennis 
championship, it took nearly three hours 
to finish five sets. 

I he Masque and (.own lor its first play 
of the season gave "Grumpy," a detective 

StOl N . 

in a held of 137 st ariers representing sev- 
en New England colleges Bowdoin harriers 
won second place in the fall intercollegiate 
cross-country run. 

I he alumni were being circularized as to 
changing Commencement from mid-week to 
weekend. To the surprise of most people 
an end -of-the-week commencement resulted. 
In this respect Bowdoin became unique 
among colleges in this part ol the world, 
but the alumni have come to regard it as 
very sensible. 

President Sills succeeded President Lowell 
of Harvard as a trustee of the Carnegie 
Foundation and was also appointed by Gov- 
ernor Brann to head a state commission for 
the investigation of school finances. 

Sponsored by the Achorn Bird Fund, Dr. 
Sutton talked on "A Year in the Arctic with 
Brush and Camera." 

President Sills and the Glee Club joined 
in the send-off from Portland of Phillips H. 
Lord '25 ("Seth Parker") for a round-the- 
world cruise on the schooner "Seth Parker." 
The cruise ended in disaster before the ves- 
sel had gone very far. 

John Suae hex presented in Memorial I Fill 
ili< radical left wing view of world condi- 
tions. Admittedly a British communist, he 
called his talk " I he Coming Struggle loi 

Power" and prophesied an early war un- 
less the capitalistic system should promptly 
\ield to the inevitable rise of communism 

.is the supreme power in the world. I he- 
lm incr did not hold up the Russian gov- 
ernment as the model for the world to lol 
low but praised communism rather than 
Communism, "Our obstinacy" must be 

"broken literally l>\ the brute force ol 

struggle and strife" or else we must "accept 

the great system which offers tranquillity, 
sec in its, and opportunity — communism." 

I wchc bands syncopated at the house 
dances for the Christmas parties. I he ^uest 
list totalled 250. I he Masque and Gown 
presented another mystery play, "The Man 
Who Changed His Name." Fairy Funk and 
his orchestra played for the Gym dance. 

House codes of social conduct were ap- 
proved by Dean Nixon. Unchaperoned wo 
men were to be allowed in the public rooms 
ordinarily until midnight and until one 
hour after the close of any college social 
function. Two or more couples were to he 
allowed in other than public rooms on days 
of college social functions. Responsibility 
lor administration of the code was placed 
in the hands of the undergraduates, and 
each fraternity was requested to draft its 
own code. The Dean did not make his 
usual houseparty admonishment concern- 
ing drinking, leaving this to be regulated 
by the various houses except where special 
complaint might be made to him. Modera- 
tion was to be the keynote of the new policy. 

A shortwave radio station was operating 
spasmodically in the basement of the Searles 
Science Building with two undergraduates 
and Professor Little as licensed operators. 

C. F. R. 


1895 HOYT AUGUSTUS MOORE, for nearly 
fifty-five years a distinguished New York 
lawyer and since 1933 Vice President of the Bow 
doin Board of Trustees, died at the Fenox Hill 
Hospital in New York at the age of 88 on Novem- 
ber 18, 1958. Born on September 15, 1870, in 
Ellsworth, he traced his ancestry back to his 
eleventh great-grandfather, Edward Moore of Scot- 
land, who was custodian in 1447 of Loudoun Castle 
in the parish of Loudon, Ayrshire. He prepared at 
Ellsworth High School and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin magna cum laude taught school 
as assistant principal of Wilton Academy, as super- 
intendent of schools in Ellsworth, later as principal 
of Ellsworth High School, and as principal of Put- 
nam (Conn.) High School. 

In 1901 he decided to study law and entered 
Harvard Law School, receiving his bachelor of 
laws degree in 1004. He entered the Cravath law 
firm in New York that same year and became a 
partner on February 1, 1913. He continued in 
that capacity until December 31, 1957, when he 
became Counsel to the firm, which has been known 
as Cravath, Swaine & Moore since 1944. 

He was a past pre-iclent of the Maine Society of 
New York and was one of the original two hun- 
dred Phi Beta Kappa Associates, organized in 
1940 to give financial support to the United Chap 
ters. He was also a member of the Society of 
Colonial Wars, the New England Historical Society, 
the American Academy of Political and Social 

Science, and the University and Broad Street Clubs. 
He was elected an Overseer of the College in 
1929 and a Trustee in 1933 and was awarded an 
honorary doctor of laws degree at Commencement 
in 1939. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lora Parsons Moore, 
whom he married in Ellsworth on October 10, 1906; 
a son, Edward P. of Darien, Conn.; a daughter, 
Mrs. Dorothy Moore Tower, also of Darien; seven 
grandchildren; and a brother, Ernest L. '03. He 
was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and Phi 
Beta Kappa. (See page 13.) 

1901 ROLAND ENGENE CLARK, trust con 
sultant for the First Portland National 
Bank and since 1949 Treasurer of the Colbge, died 
in Portland on November 1, 1958, at the age of 
79. Bom in Houlton on July 3, 1879, he pre 
pared at Ricker Classical Institute and following 
his graduation from Bowdoin became private sec- 
retary to Representative Llewellyn Powers in Wash- 
ington. He received a bachelor of laws degree 
from Georgetown University in 1904 and practiced 
law in Houlton until 1917. Following 18 months' 
service in France as a major in the First Infantry 
Division during World War I, he was elected vice 
president of the Trust Department of the Fidelity 
Trust Company in Portland. He held the same 
position with the National Bank of Commerce from 
1933 until its merge] with the First Portland 

National Bank early this year, when he became 
trust consultant. 

A past president of the Trust Division of the 
American Bankers Association, he was elected to 
the Bowdoin Board of Overseers in 1939 and 
became a Trustee and Treasurer of the College 
in 1949. He was awarded an honorary master of 
arts degree in 1952. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. 
Gladys Tingle Clark, whom he married on Feb- 
ruary 14, 1941, in Baltimore, Md. His fraternity 
was Psi Upsilon. (See page 12.) 

1903 LESLIE CLARK EVANS died in Portland 
on October 21, 1958. Born on May 18, 
1883, in Lewiston, he was the son of Osman C. 
Evans '76. He prepared at South Portland High 
School and attended Bowdoin for part of his 
freshman year before leaving because of illness. 
He later attended Boston University for a year 
and then became a clerk in the shin chandlery 
firm of J. S. Winslow and Company in Porll ind 
until World War I, during and after which he 
served as a second mate in the merchant marine. 
In 1921 he became a clerk for Milliken Tomlinson 
Company and acquired a farm on the Gray Road 
in West Falmouth, where he spent the rest of his 
life. A Mason and at one time a member of the 
Smith Portland School Committee, he is survived 
by a daughter, Mrs. Marguerite E. Brown of West 
Falmouth; a son, Edward, with the Army in 



Prance; a sister, Mrs. Clyde Chase of Portland; 
and one grandson. His fraternity was Delta Up- 

Congregational clergyman, died in Auburn 
•on September 24, 1958, at the age of 86. Born 
in Champlain, N. Y., on May 15, 1872, he pre- 
pared at Bridgton Academy and attended Bangor 
Theological Seminary before entering Bovvdoin. 
From 1901 until 1908 he held the pastorate of 
the First Congregational Church at Wiscasset. 
Following a year of graduate work at Yale, he was 
pastor of the Congregational Church in Berlin, 
N. H., until 1927. From that time until 1939 he 
served as minister of the Community Church in 
Monmouth and also carried on a farm in Greene 
until his retirement some years ago. A Trustee 
of the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation in 
'Greene, he never married. 

1906 LESTER GUMBEL, President of S. Gumbel 
Realty & Security Company, Inc., in New 
Orleans, La., died in that city on August 12, 1958. 
Born in New Orleans on August 5, 1882, he was 
the twin brother of the late Joseph Gumbel, also 
a member of the Class of 1906. He prepared at 
Phillips Exeter Academy and after graduating from 
Bowdoin cum laude returned to New Orleans, 
■where he entered the family cotton and sugar 
business. He also served as President of Brook- 
lyn Land Company, as treasurer of Phoenix De- 
velopment Company, Inc., and as a- member of 
the board of directors of Vermillion Irrigation 

He served for ten years on the Board of Super- 
visors of Louisiana State University and was Hon- 
orary Consul of Finland in New Orleans, with juris- 
diction over the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, and 
Tennessee. He was also a member of the New 
Orleans Chamber of Commerce's National Taxation 
Committee and was a director of the New Orleans 
Civic Theater. 

Mr. Gumbel was a member of the New Orleans 
Country Club, International House, and the Hon- 
orary Order of Kentucky Colonels. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Alma Gayle Gumbel, whom he 
married on July 3, 1936, in Shreveport, La.; and 
by three stepchildren, John A. Gayle and Robert 
L. Gayle, both of New Orleans, and Mrs. Isleta 
Gayle Braun of Ocean Springs, Miss. His frater- 
nity was Alpha Delta Phi. 

1913 WILLIAM JOSEPH NIXON, President and 
Treasurer of both A. W. Archer Company 
and Nixon-Seddon Corporation, died on November 
5, 1958, at University Hospital in New York 
City. Born on September 2, 1893, in East Roches- 
ter, N. H., he prepared at Rochester High School 
and following his graduation from Bowdoin joined 
Lewis E. Tracy Company in Boston. During World 
War I he served as a second lieutenant in the 
Quartermaster Corps and was overseas for five 
months. In 1920 he joined the Henry C. Kelley 
Company in New York as assistant to the presi- 
dent. Three years later he became secretary and 
a director of A. W. Archer Company, dealers in 
cotton yarn, twines, and cordage. By 1930 he 
was president of the company. In 1943 he be- 
came president also of the Nixon-Seddon Corpo- 
ration. Surviving are his wife, Leonie Crowe Nix- 
on, whom he married on April 25, 1929, in New 
Britain, Conn.; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred B. 
Parsons and Miss Andrea Nixon; his mother, Mrs. 
James H. Nixon; and two brothers, Bernard F. 
and James H. jr. His fraternity was Theta Delta 

years a text book salesman, died on 
October 25, 1958, in Teaneck, N. J. Born on 
February 1, 1892, in Gorham, he prepared at 
North Yarmouth Academy and following his grad- 
uation from Bowdoin cum laude joined the Pills- 

bury Flour Mills Company in Portland. In 1918 
he became Ginn and Company's Minnesota repre- 
sentative, at the same time taking education 
courses at the University of Minnesota. He later 
became a salesman for Eastman Kodak Company, 
selling school motion pictures, and for Macmillan 
Company and the American Book Company. Sur- 
viving are his wife, Marguerite Wood Tuttle; a 
son, John A. '43; two daughters, Marion Tuttle 
and Mrs. Eleanor Wade; and six grandchildren. 
He was a member of Theta Delta Chi and Phi 
Beta Kappa. 

1916 ERNEST PROCTOR LULL died last Feb- 
ruary in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Balti- 
more, Md., at the age of 64. Born on December 
23, 1893, in Pawtucket, R. I., he prepared at the 
Abbott School and attended Bowdoin for one year. 
He was with Osborne, Lull Supply Company, 
manufacturers of braid, in Pawtucket until 1917, 
when he entered service as a second lieutenant in 
the Field Artillery. Following his discharge in 
1920, he became associated with a stock broker- 
age firm in New York City. From 1924 to 1929 he 
was with Lull Motors, Inc., in New York and for 
five years, beginning in 1930, was district manager 
for an electrical appliance company in New York. 
He later moved to Baltimore, where he owned the 
East End Home Improvement Company. Surviving 
are his wife, Mrs. Mary Hanway Lull, whom he 
married in Riverside, Conn., in 1926; and two 
sons, Ernest and Dana. His fraternity was Zeta 

who retired in 1954 as Dean of Students 
at Brooklyn College, died on October 4, 1958, in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Born on January 10, 1884, in 
Springfield, Mass., he prepared at Springfield High 
School and was graduated from the Normal School 
of the North American Gymnastic Union at Mil- 
waukee, Wis., in 1910. For four years he was 
at the Lawrenceville School Gymnasium and for 
three years at Newark Academy. He studied as 
a special student at Bowdoin for one year, 1913- 
14, and also served as coach of fencing before en- 
tering Tnfts Medical School, from which he re- 
ceived his M.D. degree in 1918. During World 
War I he was a lieutenant in the Army Medical 

Dr. Maroney was director of health and phy- 
sical education of the New Jersey State Depart- 
ment of Education from 1918 to 1921 and of 
Atlantic City public schools from 1921 to 1930. 
In 1930-31 he served as president of Arnold Col- 
lege and the following year was appointed to the 
faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University, 
as Associate Professor of Health and Physical Edu- 
cation. In 1941 he was named professor and 
chairman of the department of health and physical 
education for men at Brooklyn College. Three 

Word has also been received 



death of the following 




notice will appear in th 

e February Alumnus. 

Fred G. Kneeland ' 


Edward R. Godfrey 


Harold A. Andrews 


Philip R. Fox '14 

E. Pomeroy Cutler 


Leigh D. Flynt '17 

Leonard W. Hatch, 




years later he became dean of students and chair- 
man of the personnel service department there. 

During World War II he was on the Civilian 
Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Naval Per- 
sonnel's physical training program. The author of 
several books on physical education, he lectured 
extensively on that subject and gave special courses 
at many universities. He was a past president of 
the National Association of Health, Physical Edu- 
cation, and Recreation. Surviving are his wife, 
Mrs. Bernice Gallagher Mtroney, whom he married 
in Chicago in July of 1925; a daughter, Mrs. 
Sheila M. Dogan ; three brothers, Bernard, Harold, 
and Arthur; and a sister, Mrs. Florence Schroeder. 
His fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

1918 EDWIN CLIFFORD CALL died at his 
home in Dexter on September 27, 1958. 
Born on May 25, 1894, in that town, he pre- 
pared at the local high school. During World 
War I he served for two years as a first lieuten- 
ant in the United States Army and was overseas 
with the 103rd Infantry. Following the war he 
became associated with his father in the operation 
of Call's Photography Studio in Dexter. Since 
1946 he had been employed by the Rustcraft Com- 
pany. A member of the American Legion and the 
Masons, he is survived by his wife, M~s. Beulah 
Edes Call, whom he married in June, 1926; two 
daughters, Mrs. Mary A. Hurd of Claremont, Calif., 
and Mrs. Jane Reed of Dexter; his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Albert L. Call of Dexter; and seven 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 

surgeon in Longmeadow, Mass., for many 
years, died on October 27, 1958, in Springfield 
(Mass.) Hospital at the age of 56. Born on 
November 1, 1901, in New Britain, Conn., he 
prepared at New Britain High School and before 
coming to Bowdoin in 1924 worked with the New 
Britain Machine Company and Pratt and Whitney 
Manufacturing Company in Hartford. Following 
his graduation in 1928 he entered Harvard Medical 
School and received his M.D. degree in 1932. He 
interned at the New England Deaconess Hospital 
in Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the 
Pondville Cancer Hospital and then set up practice 
in Springfield. He was a surgeon on the senior 
staff of Springfield Hospital and formerly was a 
member of the staff of Westfield State Hospital. 
He was a Fellow of the American College of Sur- 
geons and a member of the Aesculapian Society, 
the Masons, and the Longmeadow Country Club. 
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ernestine Humphrey 
Bachulus; three daughters, Ann, Judith, and Joan; 
and a brother, John M. '22. He was a member of 
Kappa Sigma and Sigma Nu fraternities. 

er in Nucla, Colo., died instantly on Octo- 
ber 23, 1958, when his car and a truck collided 
head-on about 65 miles south of Montrose, Colo. 
Born in Gloucester, Mass., on March 20, 1906, he 
prepared at the local high school and following: 
his graduation from Bowdoin turned to education as 
a life career. He began teaching in Gloucester in 
1932 and for many years taught history at Glouces- 
ter High School. He did graduate work at Boston 
University, the University of Vermont, the Univer- 
sity of New Hampshire, and Fitchburg (Mass.) 
State Teachers College. Three years ago he de- 
cided to teach in the West and accepted a posi- 
tion at the Brownmoor School in Phoenix, Ariz. 
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Anna Frazier of 
Gloucester; and three brothers, James and Robert 
of Gloucester and John of Wenham, Mass. His 
fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

;ui underwriter for the Mutual Life In- 
surance Company of New York, died on October 5, 
L958, in Stamford, Conn., al the age of 49. Born 
on August 2, 190!), in Portland, he prepared at 



' School .in.l following his gradua 

Toiti Bowdoin entered the insurance business. 
In 1 ;•:!!' he received a bachelor <>t laws degree from 
York Universit) 1 i» School. During World 
red as > Navj lieutenant, Survh 
ing are his wife, M s Evelyn Sa ■ - Littlefield, 
whom he married in Brooklyn, N, \ . on September 
4. 1934; a daughter, Kinnei ; and two sisters, 
Min i; \\ Raymond ol St>. Vt., and Miss 
Cecile L Littlefield ol l ; He was .< member 

\ pha Delta Phi fraternity. 

1933 ELLSWORTH llKM-'i; RUNDLETT died 
m Portland <>n October 30, L958, .it the 
age ol t ,; Born in thai citj on Januarj 26, 1912, 
he prepared at Phillips Andover Academ) and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin studied for .i 
year at the Universit) of Geneva in Switaerland. 
He beeant* associated with H. M Payson .mil 
Companj in Portland in 1934. During World War 
II he served .is .i major in the Army Air Corps. 
Following the war he operated .i summer camp 
in the Sebago Lake region and al the time of his 
death was night auditor .it tin- Falmouth Hotel in 
Portland. Surviving are his wife; three suns. 
Lawrence, .mil Ellsworth T. Ill, .i stop 
lohn Boynton; and .i stepdaughter, Mrs. Bar- 
bara Gerrish. He was .i member of Alpha Delta 
Phi fraternity. 

operated the Webb Insurance Company in 
Wabasha, Minn., died suddenly on October 25, 
Hi- was working with friends repairing a 
ski lift when some logs, which were piled on the 
side of the hill, gave way and he was unable to 
avoid being hit. Born in Wabasha on October 20, 
1916, he was the son of William B. Webb '05 
and prepared at the Shattuck School in Fari- 
bault, Minn. Following his graduation from Bow- 
doin, he joined his father in the Wabasha Roller 
Mill Company. During World War II he served 
for three and one-half years in the Army as a 
technical sergeant. Upon his return to Wabasha 
he became manager of the First State Insurance 
Agency. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Miry Spear 
Webb, whom he married in Portland on April 29, 
1939; five children, Patricia 18, James 15, Anne 
12. Steven 6, and Carol 4; a sister, Mrs. Richard 
Kimball of Honolulu, Hawaii; and his foster moth 
er. Mrs. Harold C. Habein of Wabasha and Roches 
ter, Minn. His fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsil- 

1952 ALVIN GEORGE CLIFFORD died on Sep- 
tember 18, 1958, at Peter Bent Brigham 

Hospital in Boston. Born on June 25, 1929, 

in Boston, he was the son of Benjamin B. Clifford 
'28 and prepared at North Quincy (Mass.) High 
School. At Bowdoin he was president of Kappa 
Sigma fraternity and was a James Bowdoin Schol 
ar. Following his graduation he served with the 
Army in South Carolina and then joined the Boston 
accounting firm of Ernst and Ernst. He had 
completed studies to become a certified public ac- 
countant. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy- 
Ferguson Clifford, whom he married in October of 
19 53; a daughter, Cynthia, 2 a /&; a son, born on 
October 4 ; his mother, Mrs. Eleanor Soule of 
Quincy, Mass.; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Yocom 
of San Rafael, Calif. 

1953 ROBERT GORDON SEDAM, a first lieu 
tenant in the United States Marine Corps, 

died on July 28, 1958. He was the pilot of a 
TV-2 Marine Corps jet plane which was last 
heard from in distress off Fire Island, N. V., in 
heavy fog. Born on December 5, 1931, in Mount 
Vernon, N. Y., he prepared for college at Bronx- 
ville High School and attended Indiana University 
for a year before transferring to Bowdoin. He 
studied at Bowdoin for two years and then re- 
turned to Indiana, from which he was graduated 
in 1954. He served with a Marine jet fighter 
squadron in Atsugi, Japan, and was stationed at 
Flovd Bennett Field in New York in 1957. He 


J. D. M. Ford 

would have been separated from the service on 
August 9. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ruth; a brother, William; and his grandparents, 
Dr. and Mrs. M. D. Sedam of Fort Lauderdale, 
Fla. His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Medical School 

1919 ENGENE HENRY DRAKE, M.D., one of 
Maine's outstanding specialists in internal 
medicine and a retired Rear Admiral in the Navy 
Medical Corps Reserve, died in Portland on October 
4, 1958, at the age of 66. Born on August 7, 
1892, in Pittsfield, he prepared at Maine Central 
Institute and was graduated from Bates College in 
1914. Following his graduation from the Maine 
Medical School at Bowdoin in 1919, he served 
for two years as an assistant in medicine at the 
School and set up practice in Portland. He spe- 
cialized in heart studies at Harvard in 1925 and 
in 1931 went to London and Vienna to do post- 
graduate work in internal medicine. He was 
chief of the medical staff at the Maine General 
Hospital from 1937 to 1948, except when he was 
on active duty with the Navy, from which he 
was retired as a rear admiral after winning a 
Bronze Star and serving as chief consulting car- 
diologist for the Pacific Fleet. 

Organizer of the first heart clinic in Maine in 
1925, Dr. Drake was also instrumental in es- 
tablishing the Blue Shield program in the state 
A past governor for Maine of the American Col- 
lege of Physicians, he was a member of the Port- 
land Yacht Club and had a keen interest in Here- 
ford cattle. In 1951 he was awarded the Port- 
land Kiwanis Club's plaque for d'stinguished serv- 
ice to that city. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Effie Potter Drake, whom he married in Portland 
in 1923; and by a sister, Mrs. Mary Maloney of 
Newton, Mass. 

taught romance languages at Harvard Uni- 
versit) for nearly fifty years and was one of the- 

country's eminent scholars, died on November 13, 
1958, .it In-- home in Cambridge, Mass., at the age- 
nt s.v Born on July 2, 1ST.'!, in Cambridge, he 
was graduated from Harvard summa cum laude in 
1894. He received a master of arts degree 
from Harvard in 1895 and a doctor of philosophy 
degree in 1897. He began teaching at Harvard' 
in L895 and was a member of the faculty ' until 

Ins retirement in 1943. He held honorary de- 
grees from Bowdoin, Harvard, the University of 
Toulouse in France, the National University of 
Ireland, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, .md 

When Bowdoin conferred an honorary doctor of 
letters degree on Professor Ford in 1935, the 
citation read, in part, as follows: ". . . decorated 
by I lie governments of Spain, France, Italy, and 
Roumania; Exchange Professor at French and Span- 
ish universities; member of learned societies too- 
numerous to mention, and author and editor 
of learned works too long to list; former Presi- 
dent of the American Academy of Arts and Let- 
ters; President of the Dante Society; since 1907 
holding the historic and distinguished chair of the 
Smith Professorship of French and Spanish lan- 
guages at Harvard, only previously occupied in 
the past century by George Ticknor, our own Henry 
Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell; 
inspiring and helpful teacher of many Bow- 
doin graduates; in his own field recognized in 
America and abroad as having few equals and! 
fewer superiors; representative of all that is best 
in American scholarship and gladly taken into the- 
company of a college that still prides itself in be- 
ing an institution of learning." 

Professor Ford is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Anna Fearns Ford, whom he married in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., on January 1, 1902; two sons, 
Robert and Dr. Richard Ford; and two daughters, 
Mrs. Hubert S. Packard and Mrs. Rawson L. 
Wood. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at 

Former Faculty 

EGBERT RAY NICHOLS, Visiting Professor of 
English at Bowdoin during the fall semester of 
1954-55, died on April 5, 1958, at the age of 73. 
Born on May 6, 1884, in Mt. Ayr, Ind., he was 
graduated from Franklin College in 1907 and re- 
ceived a master of arts degree from Harvard in 
1909. He joined the faculty at the University of 
Redlands in California in 1913 and served there 
for nearly forty years as director of debate, as 
producer of plays, and as chairman of the de- 
partment of speech. Following his retirement in 
1952 he taught on a Fulbright grant at Tohuku 
University in Japan before coming to Bowdoin. 
He was nationally known for his Redlands debating 
teams and was the founder and first president of 
Pi Kappa Delta, forensic honor society. 

News Of The Classes 

1890 Secretary, Francis S. Dane 
43 Highland Avenue 
Lexington 73, Mass. 

The Maine Medical Center in Portland paid 
tribute to Dr. Mortimer Warren, who died in 1944, 
at the formal dedication of the Warren Memorial 
Laboratory on October 9. Dr. Warren, the lu^ 
pital's first pathologist, served there for 22 years. 

1898 The Governor Baxter State School for tin- 
Deaf on Mackwortb Island off Portland 
held an open house on November 2. The school, 
which opened a year ago, was made possible through 
the generosity of Percival Baxter. 

Percival was elected an honorary member of 
the American Institute of Park Executives this 
fall, becoming only the third honorary member in 
the 60-year history of that organization. On Octo- 



ber 19 the Portland Sunday Telegram carried an 
editorial in recognition of this fact. 

1899 Tom Merrill, in Sidney, Mont., at the 
age of 83 feels old age creeping up on 

him, but he drives his car, is a good walker, 
mows his lawn, and takes part in civic affairs. 

Win Smith and his wife, who have been win- 
tering in Florida for the last several years, will 
stay home in Baltimore, Md., this winter. 

1900 Secretary, Robert S. Edwards 
202 Reedsdale Road 

Milton 86, Mass. 

John and Mrs. Bass had quite a bit of com- 
pany this summer. Their daughter and her family 
visited from South Carolina, and while they were 
at Wilton, John and his wife celebrated their 
forty -fifth wedding anniversary. Their three chil- 
dren and eight grandchildren were all present. 

Bob Chapman, our only great grandfather, has 
once again written one of his interesting letters. 
He is cheerful and has his usual story of good 
health and happiness to tell. 

Harry Cobb was married to Mrs. Nelly Brown 
Davis on September 3. Both are former residents 
of Bath. Their address is 750 Plymouth Road, 
Claremont, Calif. 

The Class Secretary wishes the best of health 
and happiness to all of his classmates in 1900. 

Dr. Louis Spear is serving on the Senior Medi- 
cal Staff of the Robert B. Brigham Hospital in 
Boston, Mass. 

At the age of 80 Charles Willard still goes to 
his law office in Brockton, Mass., every day. He 
has this advice to offer young lawyers — "Be 
content not to go ahead too fast, stay in place, 
don't move your office, read law persistently, be 
absolutely honest. What you get out of life is 
what you put into it. Satisfaction comes from 

1903 Secretary, Clement F. Robinson 
P.O. Box 438 


Dr. Joseph Ridlon has been reappointed to an- 
other term as a member of the Advisory Council 
for the Hospital Survey Act in the State of Maine. 
He has also been active in the Gorham Civil 
Defense organization. 

The Class Secretary received an award from 
the Department of the Navy at the opening lunch- 
eon of the American Bar Association's New England 
meeting in Portland on October 2. The award was 
given in recognition of his legal services to Navy 
men. He and Mrs. Robinson celebrated their 
fiftieth wedding anniversary on October 15. 

1904 Secretary, Wallace M. Powers 
37-28 80th Street 

Jackson Heights 
New York, N. Y. 

In September Sam Dana went to Washington, 
D. C, for the first meeting of the Outdoor Recrea- 
tion Resources Review Commission. He and his 
fellow commissioners were sworn in at the office 
of the President, who was present, in an impres- 
sive ceremony. The Commission will make a 
three-year study of recreational resources and re- 
quirements and will submit recommendations to 
the President and Congress on programs which 
should be adopted by various levels of government 
and by private owners. 

Sam spent the summer in Minnesota in a study 
of the present pattern of woodland ownership, its 
evolution, and the problems which it presents, 
with suggestions for their solution. He inter- 
viewed many persons in all walks of life. 

John Frost is the proud grandfather of a new 
grandson, William T. Frost, whose father is Hunter 
Frost '47. 

1905 Secretary, Stanley Williams 
2220 Waverley Street 
Palo Alto, Calif. 

Ralph Cushing has been re-elected Treasurer of 
the Knox County General Hospital. 

1907 Secretary, John W. Leydon 
3120 West Penn Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

In October the Board of Trustees of Leicester 
(Mass.) Junior College dedicated the Linwood M. 
Erskine dormitory, Erskine House, in honor of 
our classmate, a former trustee of both the junior 
college and the academy which preceded it. Lin- 
wood's widow and other members of the family 
attended the ceremony. The dormitory, bought 
last summer, was built in 1784, the year Leices- 
ter Academy was founded. 

1909 Secretary, Irving L. Rich 
11 Mellen Street 
Portland 4 

Harold Burton resigned as Associate Justice of 
the United States Supreme Court on October 13, 
on the advice of his physician, after having served 
thirteen years on the high court. Later in the 
month sixteen of the twenty-three law clerks who 
had served him during his time on the bench hon- 
ored Harold at a Saturday night dinner party. 
They gathered from all parts of the country. The 
dinner was given by Mrs. William S. Cheatham, 
his secretary at the Court, and her husband. As 
a special tribute, the justice's associates announc- 
ed that they plan to establish a memorial book 
fund in his honor at the Bowdoin Library. 

The occasion of the special convocation at Bow- 
doin in honor of our Class President, Justice 
Harold Burton, who received the Bowdoin Prize 
on September 25, was a memorable event. Those 
of us who were on hand will never forget that 
day. Classmates who attended were Brewster, 
Goodspeed, Harry Hinckley, Pennell, Stahl, O. H. 
Stanley, Stone, Sturtevant, Timberlake, and Rich. 

The Harold Burtons were interviewed by Ed- 
ward R. Murrow on his television program "Per- 
son to Person" on November 7. 

An editorial in The Washington Post of Octo- 
ber 8, entitled "Justice Burton Retires," praised 
the justice for having served "conscientiously and 
well. He has ably exemplified the tradition of 
judicial independence, and he has grown in stature 
during each year of his service." 

1910 Secretary, E. Curtis Matthews 
Piscataqua Savings Bank 
Portsmouth, N. H. 

Memorial services honoring the late John Clif 
ford, who presided in the U. S. District Court 
of Maine from 1947 until 1956, were held on 
October 6 in the Courtroom of the Federal Build- 
ing in Portland. A painting of Judge Clifford, 
which will hang in the courtroom, was unveiled 
during the ceremony. 

Edgar Fisher retired as Assistant Superintendent 
of Schools in Wakefield, Mass., on October 31. He 
was a teacher there from 1921 until 1946, when 
he became Assistant Superintendent. Over 150 
teachers, administrators, school department per- 
sonnel, and friends attended a testimonial dinner 
in his honor on October 23. Edgar and his wife 
have moved to Kennebunk. 

1911 Secretary, Ernest G. Fifield 
30 East 42nd Street 
New York, N. Y. 

Dr. Alton Pope, former Deputy Commissioner 
of Health for the Massachusetts State Health De- 
partment, recently joined the research team of 
the Pinellas County (Fla.) Health Department, 
which is conducting a five-year gerontology re- 
search program. 

1912 Secretary, William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 

Walter Fuller has retired after forty-five years 
in the textile business with William Whitman Com- 
pany, Inc. and Percy A. Legge. He has moved 
his permanent residence from Scarsdale, New York, 
to Southwest Harbor, Maine. His oldest son, Ath- 
erton Fuller, practices law in Ellsworth and is now 
Judge of Probate of Hancock County. 

Clement F. Robinson '03 receives a Navy citation for his contributions over the 
years in rendering legal aid to Navy personnel in Maine and especially at the Bruns- 
wick Naval Air Station. His secretary reports that during one day, for example, he 
made two wills, drew up two powers of attorney, wrote a letter concerning a trailer 
rental and one involving an accident in Canada, and answered two requests over the 
telephone. He ordinarily receives no compensation for such services for military 

DECEMBER 19 5 8 


Earlier this year Bill Ireland '16 was honored by the WALL STREET JOURNAL for "pro'- 
moting good business and good business relations" in New England. As a token of the occa- 
sion and the citation, he is shown here receiving an unusual wood carving of himself, execu- 
ted by skillful Finnish artists on klobbol wood. 

Shirt Hathaway has been having quite a siege 
with I baffling ailment but is now on the mend. 
Son Russell head- his own business in Now York, 
and son Richard now teaches at the Roberts 
School in Hartford after three years in Beirut, 

Maurice Hill is "partly retired." He and Mrs. 
Hill 1: - High Street, Portland. 

Ed Leigh represented Bowdoin at the inaugura- 

tion of Charles E. Odegaard as President of the 
University of Washington on November 7. 

Henry and Marian Libby have returned to their 
Delray Beach home after a European trip. 

Herbert Locke received a certificate of appre- 
ciation from the Maine State Bar Association when 
he retired as its President this year. He served 
from 11(42 until this year, first as Secretary- 
Treasurer and then as President of the Association. 

Dr. Roswell E. Hubbard '14, seated right, looks over the first and last babies he 
brought into Waterford during his 39 years as general practitioner in the area. At 
left is John H. Tyler, 38, the first baby, born in Waterford two months after Dr. 
Hubbard started his practice in the town, and center, Allen Adams Arnold, 18 
months old. 

Jesse McKenney has moved to 20800 Vose 
Street, Canoga Park, Calif, 

Earle Malonej reports "six children and eighteen 
grandchildren." One of the latter, Earle III, was 
admitted to Bowdoin but accepted appointment to 
the U, S. Naval Academy, 

As a former President, Seward Marsh represented 
the American Alumni Council at the Inauguration 
oi President Lloyd Elliott of the Universitj oi 
Maine on October 24. 

Arnett Mitchell, who has been principal of Cham 
pion Junior High School in Columbus, Ohio, foi 
38 years, will retire next June. 

Joe O'Neil's Chebeaguc summer was spent "en- 
t. 1 1. lining grandchildren, Back to South Portland 
tn recuperate." 

Lyde and Ethel Pratt have now "retired for the 
second, and probably for the final, time." Next 

news maj be that they are again residents ut 

Carl and Viola Skillin have been in the Caro 
Una Smokies. They are now at Lakeland, Florida, 
2238 East Lakevjew Street, for the winter, look- 
ing for an escape from Vermont's rugged winters. 

Don Weston is between the bay and grass of 
employment and retirement. His address is 1 055 
Ninth Twenty-second Street, Allentown, Pa. 

1913 Secretary, Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 

Chester Abbott is Chairman of the new Down- 
town Task Force of the Greater Portland Chain 
ber of Commerce. The Task Force is undertak 
ing a survey of 1,500 families to learn what shop- 
pers like and don't like about shopping in Port 

diet, as Chairman of the New England Coun- 
cil's Bankers' Committee, convened the 28th an- 
nual New England Bank Management Conference in 
Boston on October 24. 

Stanley Dole represented Bowdoin at the in 
auguration of Gordon Riethmiller as President of 
Olivet College in Olivet, Mich., on October 26. 

Senator Paul Douglas has been elected to a 
six-year term as senator-at-large of Phi Beta 
Kappa. Paul was also the subject of a feature 
article in the December Reader's Digest, entitled 
"The Independent Gentleman from Illinois." 

1914 Secretary, Alfred E. Gray 

Francestown, N. H. 

Warren Coombs is Principal of Errol (N. H.) 
High School. 

Ed Snow, former Principal of Ardmore (Pa.) 
Junior High School and now lecturer at Fels 
Planetarium, was pictured and quoted in a full- 
page advertisement on page 104 of The Saturday 
Evening Post for November 1. 

Ed's "equestrian interests" continue to occupy 
some of his time and attention. Since 1955 
be lias been President of the Lower Merion So- 
ciety for the Detection and Prosecution of Horse 
Thieves and the Recovery of Stolen Horses. This 
famous old "Horse Company," founded in 1818, 
held its one hundred and fortieth annual dinner 
meeting at the Lower Merion High School on No- 
vember 8. A saliva-starting menu of oysters 
(five different ways!) and roast turkey was ac- 
companied by the music of Mover's Dutch Band, 
a speech by a gentleman who has sold thorough- 
bred horses from coast to coast for sixty years, 
and the renditions of a baritone who offered "the 
songs men love to hear." 

1916 Secretary, Dwight Sayward 
62 Ocean View Road 
Cape Elizabeth 

John Baxter's is one of two irew Brunswick area 
names to appear in the new edition of Who's Who 
in America. He is listed as a food executive 


BO W DO IN A I. (' M N IS 

1917 Secretary, Noel C. Little 
8 College Street 

Himself a veteran of World War I, Henry 
Kelley has been helping to entertain veterans at 
Sautelle Hospital in California over the past 25 

1919 Secretary, Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 


Lou McCarthy is presently serving as Vice 
President of the Portsmouth (N. H.) Hospital, as 
a director of the New Hampshire Manufacturers' 
Association, and as a director of the New Hamp- 
shire Council of World Affairs. 

1920 Secretary, Sanford B. Cousins 
200 East 66th Street 

New York 21, N. Y. 

Waldo Lovejoy has been elected Senior Vice 
President and a member of the Board of Directors 
of the Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance Com- 

Gen. Bill Wyman visited Germany this August, 
shortly after his retirement. One of his stops 
"was Bayreuth, where he had commanded occupying 
troops in April of 1945 that saved the town 
from total destruction. Bill attended a perform- 
ance of "Die Meistersinger" in the Bayreuth Opera 
House (one of many buildings that were saved), 
and the local German newspaper carried a fine 
story on the visit of the soldier-turned-civilian. 
Later Bill journeyed to Vienna to visit one of his 
daughters, who is studying there. 

Emerson Zeitler has been re-elected Chairman 
of the Brunswick Chapter of the American Red 

1921 Secretary, Norman W. Haines 
Savings Bank Building 
Reading, Mass. 

Hugh Nixon, Executive Secretary of the Massa- 
chusetts Teachers' Association, spoke on 'Present 
Educational Problems" at a meeting of the Tops- 
field (Mass.) Council for Public Schools on Sep- 
tember 23. 

Dr. Ralph Ogden represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of the Reverend James N. Gettemy 
as President of the Hartford (Conn.) Seminary 
Foundation on October 29. 

An eye operation has limited Jock St. Clair's 
fall activities. He is now "back in limited cir- 
culation but somewhat under wraps." 

1922 Secretary, Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 

Pete Flinn's daughter graduated from Centenary 
College for Women in June. 

President Widgery Thomas's Canal National Bank 
opened its eighth branch in Greater Portland on 
September 25 at Congress and Elm Streets. 

Roliston Woodbury, Vice Chairman of the Board 
of the Textile Banking Company, was honored at 
the ninth annual dinner of the "Woodbury Alumni 
Association" last fall. The group, comprised of 
about a dozen young men who started banking 
careers under Woody's tutelage, gathers yearly 
for serious discussion and a bit of frivolity. 
They always present him with a distinctive gift. 

192.8 Secretary, Richard Small 
59 Orland Street 

Raynham Bates has been appointed Control Man- 
ager of the DuPont Company's Fabrics and Fin- 
ishes Department in Wilmington, Del. 

Dr. Lloyd Bishop's son, Lloyd '55, was mar- 
ried to Miss Julia Winston Smith on September 13. 

Bus Webb represented Bowdoin at the inaugu- 
ration of Norman H. Topping as President (if the 

University of Southern California on October 23. 

Phil Wilder is serving as General Fund Raising 

Chairman for the Brunswick Regional Memorial 

1924 Secretary, Clarence D. Rouillard 
124 Roxborough Drive 
Toronto 5, Ontario 


The Class Secretary returned from Europe in 
early September. On October 24 he represented 
Bowdoin at the installation of Claude Bissell as 
the new president of the University of Toronto. 

1925 Secretary, William H. Gulliver jr. 
30 Federal Street 

Boston, Mass. 

Miss Katherine Gould Hildreth, daughter of 
the Horace Hildreths, was married at her par- 
ents' home in Cumberland Foreside to John K. 
Pierce on October 4. The ushers included Hor- 
ace Hildreth jr. '54, Frank Farrington '53, Charles 
Hildreth jr. '53, and Alden Sawyer jr. '53. 

Allan Howes, President and Treasurer of E. 
Corey and Company, will head the 1959 United 
Fund campaign in Portland. 

Rad Pike was the principal speaker at the 
October 7 meeting of the Saco Region of the 
Garden Club Federation of Maine, held at South 
Berwick. His subject was "Landscape Gardening." 

1926 Secretary, Albert Abrahamson 
234 Maine Street 

Charles Griffin has been appointed Justice of the 
Municipal Court of Lincoln, N. H. 

Charles Bradeen reports the arrival of grand- 
daughter Sara Diane Peirce on August 8. 

Wolcott Cressey, who teaches modern lan- 
guages at Endicott Junior College, is also con- 
ducting an evening class in conversational French 
at Swampscott (Mass.) High School. 

Judge Leon Spinney of Brunswick spoke on 
"The Ills of Lower Courts" at a meeting of the 
Maine Law Enforcement Association in Augusta 
on October 22. 

1927 Secretary, George 0. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 

Don Brown, with the General Telephone Com- 
pany of Upstate New York, has been appointed 
Director of Revenue Requirements. He continues 
as Secretary and Treasurer. This new post en- 
titles him "to be the principal witness in all 
proceedings before regulatory commissions, which 
is great fun." He further reports that grand- 
child number 7 is expected in January. 

Brainard Paul of Waldoboro High School was 
elected President of the Lincoln-Sagadahoc Teachers' 
Association at its annual meeting on October 31. 

Don Webber, Maine Supreme Court Justice, ad- 
mitted his son, Curtis Webber '55, to the prac- 
tice of law on September 2. 

1928 Secretary, William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 

Concord, Mass. 

Nathan Greene, Senior Vice President of the 
Newton-Waltham (Mass.) Bank and Trust Com- 
pany, has been elected Chairman of the Board 
of Trustees of the Waltham Hospital. 

1929 Secretary, H. LeBrec Micoleau 
c/o General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 

New York, N. Y. 

Ken Crowther is working for the Boston Manu- 
facturers' Mutual Insurance Company in Wal- 

tham, Mass., and lives at 2 Simon Willard Lane 
in Concord. 

Larry Hunt's son, Bob, graduated from Wesleyan 
University in June and entered Naval Officers Can- 
didate School in Newport, R. I. He has received 
his commission as ensign and has been assigned 
to a salvage ship based at Norfolk, Va. 

Ham Oakes reports that his first grandson ar- 
rived in April "as paternal grandparents were 
leaving Hong Kong and the maternal grandmother 
was arriving in Madrid. The Blackmer family, 
including Stan '25 and Lee '57, were with us for 
a week in July. Hope to make the Thirtieth!" 

Charles Stearns, who owns The Camera Shop in 
Scituate Harbor, has moved to 128 Indian Trail, 
North Scituate, Mass. 

1930 Secretary, H. Philip Chapman jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow 6, Mass. 

Harrison Davis's daughter is a freshman at Cen- 
tenary College for Women. 

Asa Knowles, President-elect of Northeastern 
University, led a panel discussion on "Meeting the 
Crisis in Secondary Education" at the Thayer 
Academy Dedication Day program on October 4. 

Alexander Mulholland has been elected a direc- 
tor of the Ipswich (Mass.) Co-operative Bank. 

Malcolm Stanley, Vice President of the Kezar 
Falls National Bank, has been appointed Vice 
President of the American Bankers' Association 
for Maine. He will maintain liaison between the 
national association and individual banks in Maine. 
He is a past president of the Maine Bankers' As- 

1931 Secretary, Rev. Albert E\ Jenkins 
515 Maulsby Drive 

Whittier, Calif. 

The first issue of Maine's first statewide weekly 
newspaper, The Enterprise, appeared on November 
13. It is edited by John Gould, who describes 
it as "completely independent, dedicated to the 
needs and uses of the people of Maine. It will 
be a standard, eight-column paper, with wide and 
careful coverage of state news and features; truly 
a weekly paper for all of Maine." 

John was the featured speaker at the sixth 
annual service award banquet of the Keyes Fibre 
Company, held in Waterville on September 26. 
He also spoke at the annual banquet of the Cam- 
den-Rockport Chamber of Commerce on October 

Ben Shute represented Bowdoin at the inau- 
guration of Harold W. Stoke as President of 
Queens College, Flushing, N. Y., on October 22. 

1932 Secretary, Harland E. Blanchard 
147 Spring Street 

Lt. Cmdr. Earle Greenlaw, Chaplain, USN, who 
is assigned to the USS Tidewater, based at Nor- 
folk, Va., was the speaker at the Sunday worship 
service at Springfield College on October 19. His 
son, Wayne, a junior at Springfield, served as stu- 
dent chairman for the worship service program. 

Dick Sprague has left Bellows Falls, Vt., to 
join the faculty of Brattleboro (Vt.) Union High 
School, where he teaches history and social studies 
and coaches the boys' tennis squad. 

1933 Secretary, Richard E. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 

Doug Anello, chief counsel of the National Asso- 
ciation of Broadcasters, was the principal speaker 
at a meeting of the Maine Radio and Television 
Broadcasters Association in Augusta on November 

Chairman Roswell Bates and other members oi 
(he Maine Executive Council were the subject of 
much praise in an editorial which appeared in the 

DECEMBER 19 5 8 


Portland Press Herald foi September IT. It said, 
in p.nt, thai Roswell "has in Ins position oi lead 
trship brought .1 fresh approach to deliberations 
in the Council Chambei His experience as a 
itor and his long familiarit) with politics in 
general give him .1 broad appreciation of the 
Council's value when us membership abandons 
pett) partisanship." 

Albert Madeira, Instructor in English al the 
University ol Massachusetts, will lecture in Ku-- 
sian .it Mount Holyoke College during the 
ond semes 

Francis Russell continues t<> be .1 prolific writer, 
The American Heritage published an article bj 
him in tli>- October (1958) issue, and two more 
scheduled lo appear in the 1069 issues for 
April and lune He also has ,i long poem on the 
war in tins fall's issue >>f Modern Age. Francis is 
presently the American correspondent for Time 
and Tide (London) 

|i);>l Secretary, Rev. Gardon E. Gillctt 
601 Main Streel 
Peoria, Illn 

Boli Aiken has opened Ins own real estate office 
.it 350 Washington Street, Welleslej Hills, Mass 

Jim Archibald, since 1956 .1 Justice of the 
Maine Superior Court, has been nominated bj 
Bow. loin for the 1958 Sports Illustrated Silver 
Anniversary All American football team. 

Tom and Martha Barnes' daughter Susan is .1 
student at Vassar, and another daughter, Jane, is 
in the eighth grade. Their son Tony is attending 
the Thacher School. Tom has sold his interest 
in the Dressen Barnes Corporation and is now vice 
president in charm- of production of M. Neushul 
Company, Incorporated, manufacturers of materials 
handling equipment. 

Russ and Martha Dakin's daughter, Justine, 
graduated from Northfield School for Girls 1 1st 

■Juno and entered Hope College in Holland, Mich., 
this fall. On September 21 Russ and Martha 
Hew to Detroit for a two -day dealer announcement 
show, when they were the guests of the DeSoto 
Motor Corporation. Dakin Howes, Incorporated, of 
Keene, N. H., now has the Fiat franchise in 
addition to its regular line of DeSoto and Ply- 
mouth automobiles. 

Principal Dick Goldsmith's Bridgton Academy 
celebrated its sesquiccntennial anniversary on Octo- 
ber 4. 

1935 Secretary, Paul E. Sullivan 
•!4:>2 Abalone Avenue 

San Pedro, Calif. 

Bob Breed's daughter is a freshman at Cen- 
tenary College for Women. 

Joseph Hoyt has been promoted to Professor of 
Social Sciences at New Haven State Teachers' Col- 
lege where he has been a member of the faculty 
for nine years and chairman of the department 
since 1954. He is presently working on an in- 
troductory geography text for colleges. 

Harold Page is Manufacturing Program Manager 
with Reaction Motors in Denville, N. J. His home 
address is 7 Algonquin Avenue, Rockaway, N. J. 

The Class Secretary is Manager of the Bank 
ol America in Los Angeles. He and Grace have 
moved to a new home at 3432 Abalone Avenue, 
San Pedro, Calif. 

Jim Woodger is Treasurer of the Warren Pet- 
roleum International Corporation, a recently-organ- 
ized subsidiary of the Warren Petroleum Corpora 
tion and the Gulf Oil Corporation. The firm spe- 
cializes in marketing liquefied petroleum products 

1936 Secretary, Hubert S. Shaw 
Admissions Office 
Massachusetts Hall 

Dave Savage, who is with the J. Walter Thomp- 
son advertising agency, has moved to 10 Perry- 
ridge Road, Greenwich, Conn. 

Dr. Clarence Small has moved from Bangor 

to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where his address is Box 
8218. He 1- a dentist. 

Everett Swift, Director of Guidance .it the 
Peddie School, Hightstown, N. J., represented 
Bowdoin at the inauguration of Charles R, Smyth 
as head of the Pennington School, Pennington, 
N. J., on November 1. 

1937 Secretary, William S. Button 

I I It Union Commerce Building 
Cleveland I 1, Ohio 

Jack Dalton, Director of Public Relations and 
Chairman of the Division OJ Social Science at Cen 
tenary College for Women, has been elected Presi 

dent oi the New Jersey Junior College Association. 

Dan Heal] has been appointed Professor oi 
Electrical Engineering and Chairman of the new 
Department of Electrical Engineering at the I'ni 
versitj of Rochester. 

Jack O'Donnell is the new President of the 
Bowdoin Club of Central New York. 

1938 Secretary, Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 

Boston, Mass. 

Carl de Su/e is again giving a series ol illus 
crated lectures, "Come to the Fair" is his presen 
1. ill. in for this year, based on an extended sum- 
mer tour of many of the 1958 fairs in Europe. 

Carl served as master of ceremonies for the 
1958 Polar Ice Capades, held in the Bowdoin Are 
na on Saturday evening, November 8, during 
Alumni Weekend. 

1939 Secretary, John H. Rich jr. 

III Sachtleben Strasse 

Berlin, Germany 

Leonard and Virginia Cohen are the par- 
ents of a son, Paul Abram Cohen, born on Sep- 
tember 20. 

1940 Secretary, Neal W. Allen jr. 
Department of History 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

Bob Bass, Director of G. H. Bass and Com- 
pany, Wilton, was one of the key speakers at a 
recent meeting of the New England Council in 
York Harbor which saluted the region's shoe and 
leather industry. 

Harry Hultgren, Acting U. S. District Attorney 
for Connecticut, spoke at a meeting of the Junior 
Chamber of Commerce on October 2 in Hartford. 

Larry Spingarn is working in California as a 
free-lance writer "with a real estate business to 
keep me alive." In February he begins teaching 
an evening class in short story writing at Valley 
Junior College. 

"We were in Boston last May," Larry writes, 
"and visited Carl de Suze '38, but we have not 
been in Maine for years. My wife is from Quincy, 
Mass. With two nearly-adult children, we hope 
to be able to tour Europe in August, 1959. Our 
son is good Bowdoin material: skis, writes "A" 
English themes, and can repair engines. 

"I am typing up a third collection of poems. 
There is never time for any but short writing 
efforts, but I want to rework the novel that my 
London agents sold to an American publisher from 
an outline and forty pages in 1955. Herbie Brown 
has taken an article of mine for the New England 
Quarterly. The Saturday Review ran one of my 
poems on August 30. My bibliography keeps 
growing somehow." 

Carl Stockwell is Assistant Vice President of 
the Groton (Conn.) Bank and Trust Company and 
lives at 71 Chestnut Hill Road in Groton. 

1941 Secretary, Henry A. Shorey 


The Phil Bagleys and ten-year-old son, Pete, 
have moved to 34 Oxford Road, Wellesley, Mass. 

Phi] is with the accounting department of New 

England Telephone and Telegraph. 

Everett and Barbara Giles are the parents of 

a son, born on October 9. 

Bub Porter, who is Secretary of the North 
Shore Bowdoin Club, has moved to 4X7 LoCUSt 
Street, Danvers, Mass. He is Manager of Meth 
oils and Procedures in the Small Aircraft Engine 
Department of General Electric in Lynn, 

1912 Secretary, John L. Baxter jr. 
in Lancej Street 

The Class Secretary has been named a nienibei 
of the New England Interstate Water Pollution 

Conl i nl Commission. 

Dr. Bob Fenger has returned from Saudi Arabia 
and is living at 50 Vanderbill Avenue, New York 
17, N. Y. 

Dr. Stan Derrick, Chief of the Department ol 
Radioactive [sotopes at the Maine Medical Cen- 
ter, spoke on ' ' I! adioaet ive Isotopes" at the New 
England Conference of X Ray Technicians in Boston 
on October 1 1 . 

Mayland Mors-, President of the Bowdoin Club 
of New Hampshire, has been elected a trustee of 
Ilolderness School, of which he is a 193X grad 

In addition to being Principal ol Brunswick 
High School, Mario Tonon is also Lecturer in 
German at Bowdoin this year. 

Bob Woodworth, whose business is real estate, 
has moved to 34 Cushing Avenue, Belmont 78, 

The Reverend and Mrs. Dave Works issued in- 
vitations to an interracial group of bishops, priests, 
and laymen of the Episcopal Church to meet at 
Eaton Center, N. H., from September 15 to 17 to 
consider the role of the Church in the improve- 
ment of human relations in our time. Many of 
the participants were from the South. The twelve 
who constituted the Eaton Conference drew up 
a resolution for presentation at the General Con- 
vention of the Church at Miami Beach, Fla., on 
October 5. The resolution called for support of 
embattled clergy and laymen in critical areas as 
well as for churchmen "to work actively to elim- 
inate all occasion of discrimination in our con 
gregations and in our common life." 

1943 Secretary, John F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 

South Portland 

Andre and Nancy Benoit announce the birth of 
a son, John Ryan Benoit, on October 22. 

Brad Briggs has been promoted to Executive 
Vice President and a member of the Board of 
Directors of the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 
magazine publishers. 

Ted Bubier is a partner in the Bubier-Riley 
Insurance Agency in Bedford, Mass., which ob- 
served its sixth anniversary on October 1. 

Hal Bunting announces the arrival of a son, 
William Bainbridge Bunting, on October 11. 

Lt. Cmdr. Bill Deacon, USN, has been detached 
from the USS Saratoga to serve with NORAD 
(North American Defense) in Colorado, where he 
lives at 2814 Illinois Street, Colorado Springs. 

Howard Huff, a stockbroker, has moved to 257 
Fishell Road, Rush, N. Y. 

Bob Marchildon was one of the first Air Force 
master sergeants to be promoted to the newly- 
created grade of senior master sergeant at Pease 
Air Force Base in New Hampshire. 

Bob Morse represented Bowdoin at the inaugu- 
ration of Francis W. Horn as President of the 
University of Rhode Island on October 15. 

1944 Secretary, Ross Williams 
Building 1 

Apartment 3-A 

14 South Broadway 

Irvington, N. Y. 

Holden Findlay has been transferred to Upper 
Darby, Pa., by the National Cash Register Com- 



pany. His home address is 2779 Highland Avenue, 
Broomall, Pa. 

1945 Secretary, Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 
32 Ledgewood Road 

West Hartford, Conn. 

Ben Burr has been appointed Executive Vice 
President of the 1 William Street Fund. 

Dr. Bob Crozier is engaged to Miss Mary Eliza- 
beth Clayton of Boston. Bob is a staff member 
at the Lahey Clinic. 

Dr. Dick Hornberger is one of four Maine 
physicians who were admitted to fellowship in 
the American College of Surgeons on October 10. 

Don Lockhart is now Assistant Professor of 
Romance Languages at Ripon College. 

Henry Maxfield has sold the movie rights for 
his book, Lagacy of a Spy, to British producer 
Victor Saville, who hopes to start shooting the 
skiing scenes in the Austrian Alps by next Novem- 
ber. There is a possibility that Henry may go 
there to assist with the picture. The indoor scenes 
will be filmed in England. Henry also sold the 
German rights to the book recently, and it will 
be published in German. 

Presently Henry is working on a second story 
of espionage, after which he plans to do a novel 
with a Carroll County (N.H.) setting. The Maxfields 
live in East Wolfeboro with their children, Dura 
(11) and Henry jr. (7), and Henry operates a 
real estate business there. 

Bill and Lois Ricker announce the arrival of a 
son, David, on August 21. Their daughter, Cyn- 
thia, is now 8. 

Dr. Morrill Shapiro announces the birth of his 
third child, Steven Scott, on October 2 in Port- 

Dick Webb is a physical chemist at the Stam- 
ford (Conn.) Laboratories of the American Cyana- 
mid Company and has written a report for pre- 
sentation before the Second International Confer- 
ence on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy in Gene- 
va, Switzerland. The Webbs and their two 
daughters live at 137 Hoyt Street, Darien, Conn. 

1946 Secretary, Morris A. Densmore 

55 Pillsbury Street 
South Portland 7 

Dr. Conrad De Filippis announces the opening 
of his office for the practice of general surgery at 
228 Tremont Avenue, Orange, N. J. 

Don Fisher, an actuary with the Security In- 
surance Company of New Haven, now lives at 
151 Cold Spring Street, New Haven, Conn. 

1947 Secretary, Kenneth M. Schubert 
54 Aubrey Road 

Upper Montclair, N. J. 

Dune Dewar has been named a second vice 
president of the Massachusetts Golf Association. 

Art Dolloff resigned as Recorder of the Bath 
Municipal Court on October 7 to have time to 
prepare for his new duties as Sagadahoc County 

Bill Files has left Pan American World Air- 
ways and is now teaching French at the River- 
dale Country School in New York City. 

The Hunter Frosts are parents of a second son, 
William T. Frost. 

Captain Pete Macomber has been assigned to 
the U. S. Army Hospital in Munich, Germany, as 
a pathologist. 

Phil Roberts has accepted the chairmanship of 
the Multiple Sclerosis Hope Chest campaign in 
Fort Fairfield. 

1948 Secretary, C. Cabot Easton 
31 Belmont Street 

Dick Anderson, who is a special agent for Ameri- 
can Fore-Loyalty Group Insurance, has moved to 
8 Vermont Avenue, Saugus, Mass. 

Dr. John Boland was the speaker at a meeting 
of the Cumberland County Pharmaceutical Asso- 
ciation on October 9. 

The occasion for this picture was the admission of Mai Stevenson '50, seated left, 
to the Supreme Court of the United States on October 16. His admission was on the 
motion of Ed Hudon '37, seated right. Transportation was provided by Jerry Shortell 
'49, seated at the wheel of his 1923 Model T. 

Jim Cook brings us up to date. After four years 
of teaching, he edited Western pulps and a rail 
road magazine in New York for a while. And for 
the last three years (until October) he was 
a staff writer for Forbes magazine. 

He and his wife have bought a 150-year-old 
house in Florida (Orange County, N. Y., that is), 
about fifty miles from the City. Both of them 
have quit their jobs, and Jim has settled down to 
steady work at writing full time. He is presently 
working on a play. 

The Class Secretary gave his illustrated talk, 
"Japanese Jaunts," to the Women's Literary Union 
in Portland on October 15. 

Bob and India Weatherill announce the birth 
of a daughter, Elizabeth Horton Weatherill, their 
second child, on September 22. 

Tom Woolf reports the birth of Lawrence Mixon 
Woolf on February 28. 

1949 Secretary, Ira Pitcher 
R.D. 2 

The Reverend Deane Adlard is teaching phy- 
sics and chemistry this year at the American Com- 
munity School of Paris, France. Deane and Samira 
and their three children, Rhenda Dame (3), David 
Livingston (1), and Mark Edwards (3 months), 
left for Paris on September 3. 

Allen '50 

Edgar Beem is an assistant manager with the 
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and lives 
at 45 Amherst Avenue, Pawtucket, R. I. 

Bob Brownell, assistant manager of the Hart- 
ford branch of the Connecticut General Life In- 
surance Company, has been given new responsibili- 
ties as head of the agency's brokerage department. 

Charlie Dillaway is now Assistant Headmaster of 
the Hatch Preparatory School in Newport, R. I. 

Russ Douglas has been elected to the Board 
of Trustees of the Moses Brown School in Provi- 
dence, R. I., of which he is an alumnus. 

Ollie Emerson and his fellow singers from other 
colleges and universities continue to wow the 
crowds in country clubs and other social gather- 
ing spots in Cleveland and environs. Their double 
quartet, known as the Sleepless Knights, has re- 
cently made a long-playing record, entitled "The 
Sleepless Knights Sing," which is going like hot 
cakes. Ollie has sparked much of their arranging, 
which has fine Meddiebempster overtones, and he 
says "the name Bowdoin is on everyone's lips!" 

Dr. Pete Fennel is back in Portland at the 
Maine Medical Center. His address is 65 Berk- 
eley Street, Portland 5. 

Dr. Bob Grover has been appointed assistant 
medical director and assistant administrator of the 
University of Oregon Medical School Hospital and 
Clinics. His address is Apartment 203, 708 N.W., 
Twentieth Avenue, Portland 9. 

Mac Macomber is engaged in the general prac- 
tice of law with offices at 61 Church Street, 
Whitinsville, Mass. He and Mary Jane, who is 
head of the Commercial Department at Uxbridge 
High School, live at 208 Rivulet Street, North 
Uxbridge, and would be happy to see any Bowdoin 
men who are passing through. Mac teaches a course 
in "Government and Business" at Boston College 
Graduate School of Business Administration one 
night a week, as well as a course in "Parliamentary 
Procedure" at Assumption College in Worcester. 

Dr. Dick Winer has moved to 29 Lafayette 
Street, Marblehead, Mass. He has two children : 
Steven Mark, who expects to enter Bowdoin's 
Class of 1975, and Heidi Jill, who celebrated her 
first birthday in September. Dick is looking for- 
ward to our Tenth Reunion in June. 

1950 Secretary, Howard C. Reiche jr. 
20 Olive Road 
South Portland 7 

Bob Allen has been made Product Manager for 
Container Products with tin- Dewey .mil Almy 
Chemical Division, W. R. Grace and Company, 
of Canada, Limited, Montreal. He lives at Apart- 
ment 209, 4840 Bonavista Road, Montreal, 



.11 .1 Barton is with General Mills in Minne 
sola, whore h 5 is 8 Highland Avenue, 

W ila 

Tom Chapman has been re-elected Secretary, 
- irer, and Council Member for the Bowdoin 
Qub ol Central New \ ..rk 

Di Ed Da) has opened an office for the prac 
lice ol obstetrics and gynecology .ii til 1 : 1 Savin 
Avenue, New Haven, Conn. He, his wife, and 
two children reside on Harrison Road in nearb) 
North Branford. 

I .in. I Harriel Henrj were both admitted to 
.- before the Supreme Court of the I ' n i t «-<! 
States di\ October 23 on the recommendation of 
Representative Robert Hale '10, himself ■ mem 
her of the Supreme Court bar. Hoili Mert and 
Harriet have been admitted to practice in Maine, 
and Harriet is also .i member of the Virginia bar. 
Mert, whose term as administrative assistant to 
Senator Payne extends until January 7. and H.u 
n.-t have purchased a home in Portland, where 
the) "ill live and work. 

Dick Herrick has been elected Vice President 
of the Bowdoin Club of Central New York. 

Dr Hon- Hill is the father of Linda Ann Hill, 

horn on October 17 He and Lois have three 

other children. 

The Josiah Huntoons announce the arrival of 
Lindsa) Ann Huntoon on October 9. 

Di Ron Potts i- a fourth-year resident in path- 
olog) at Central Maine General Hospital. He has 

the on]) new trameeship grant awarded this year 
by the National Cancer Institute. 

John Small, in his eighth year as German mas- 
ter at the Taft Sehool. has been appointed Var- 
sit) Coach of Track and Tennis at Taft. 

Phin Sprague, Vice President and Treasurer of 
the Petroleum Heat and Power Company, has 
been appointed Rhode Island Chairman of the 1959 
M irch of Dimes. 

Don Steel is teaching English and coaching 
football at Blair Academy, Blairstown, N. J. 

Mai Stevenson has been admitted to practice 
before the V. S. Supreme Court. 

Mark Vokey has been placed in charge of a new 
office opened by the Connecticut General Life In- 
surance Company in Brockton, Mass. He, Edith, 
and the three boys live at 4 Pilgrim Road, Hing 
ham. Mass. 

Art Williams is teaching in VVaitsfield, Vermont. 

1951 Secretary, Lt. Jules F. Siroy 

65th Street 

Sacramento 17, Calif. 

Bob Avery has been elected Assistant Treasurer 
of the Bar Harbor Banking and Trust Company. 

John Daggett is engaged to Miss Janet Marie 
Hoffman of Martinsburg, W. Va. 

John Flynn is a pilot with Trans -World Airlines 
and is based at Logan Airport, East Boston, Mass. 

Art Gardner, who is a stockbroker, has moved 
to 4880 Glenbrook Road, N.W., Washington 16. 
D. C. 

The Stan Hartings announce the birth of Gail 
Elizabeth on October 20. She is their first daugh 
ter and second child. 

Phil Hyde is a dentist and lives at 485 Wood- 
lane, North Andover, Mass. 

Dr. Stuart Marsh, pres?ntlv a resident in pedia 
tries at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital, is engaged to 
Miss Anne Mary Rosys of Newington, Conn. 

Don Mathison, Minister of Christian Education 
at the First Congregational Church in West Hart- 
ford, Conn., conducted a course entitled "Teach- 
ing Religion in the Junior High Department" at 
the 28th annual Community School of Religion, 
sponsored by the Council of Churches of Greater 
Springfield, Mass., this fall. 

Lt. Jim Murtha is serving with the Army in 
Texas where his address is 3801 Atlas Drive, 
El Paso. 

Don and Jean Sawyer announce the birth of 
their third child, Jonathan Harold Sawyer, on 
September 11. 

Bob Toppan was married to Miss Susan Le Sueur 
of Knole, Somerset, England, on October 18 in 
London. He is an officer of the Merchants' National 
Bank in Boston. 

[952 Secretary, William G. Boggs 
422 East Fail \ iew Avenue 
Ambler, Pa. 

Charlie Bennett teaches mathematics and 

coaches basketball, swimming, and ii.i--eli.ill at 

.lack Junior High School in Portland. He and 

Mane live at 113 MacArthur Circle, West, South 
Portland, with their four children: Charles III 
in. Jonathan (2%), Stephen (1%), and Peter 
t '_' months i 

Pete Buck, a research physicist with General 
Electric, ha-- moved to !i Herrick Drive, Scotia 2, 
\ \ 

Edgar Cousins is leaching English and social 
studies at Scarsdale I N. Y.) Junior High School 

and has a new house at 1 1 Carrie Drive, New 
i ity, N V. 

Bill Ha/en, who is with the New York law firm 
ot Pell. Butler, Hatch, Curtis, and I.eViness, is 
engaged to Miss Judith Ettl of Princeton, N. J. 

Julian and Mary Holmes are the parents of 
Eleanor Sultzer Holmes, born on June Mil. 

Chalmers MacCoimick, a Danfoilli Graduate Fel- 
low, is leaching al Wells College in Aurora, 
N. Y. 

\ ■_■ Pappanikou was a member of a panel on 
"Teacher Training and Certification Involving 
State Department Consultants" at the annual 
meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Ameri- 
can Association on Mental Deficiency. The meet- 
ing took place in Portland on October 9. 

Pete Sulides has opened an office for the gen- 
eral practice of law at 340 Main Street, Rockland. 

matics and science in the seventh ai 


2nd Lt. Herb Miller '57, who recently 
completed the basic officers' course at the 
Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga. 

1953 Secretary, Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 

4822 Florence Avenue 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Herb Black, who graduated from Boston Uni- 
versity Law School in June, has passed the Mass- 
achusetts bar examination. 

Louis Bull was married last summer to Miss 
Barbara Jean Greig of Milwaukee, Wis. Pete 
Lasselle was best man. Louis works for General 
Motors in Milwaukee, and the couple live at 2031 
West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee. 

Bill Coperthwaite has joined the faculty of the 
Stockbridge School, Interlaken, Mass., to teach 
science and shop. 

Dr. Allan Golden is practicing dentistry at 665 
Broad Street, East Weymouth, Mass. He has 
completed two years of service with the Navy 
Dental Corps. 

Al and Martha Haller announce the birth of 
their second daughter, Cai Heather, on October 
10. AI is teaching biology at South Portland High 

Bob Harriman is now at the MacDuffie School 
for Girls in Springfield, Mass., teaching mathe 


Classmates and friends extend their deep s\in 

pathy io the Vernon Kelleys in the death of their 
1 I months old sun, John I!. Kelley, in October fol- 
lowing a brief illness. 

Hub l.innell has been named South Portland 
1959 March of Dimes chairman. 

Bruce McGorrill was married to Miss Donna 
Evangeline Tilton of Wells on October 17. John 
McGorrill '4S was his brother's best man. Bruce, 
who is national sales manager for WCSH TV in 
Portland, and Donna live al N.'i Craigie Street, 


Harold Mack is engaged to Miss Harriet Al 
fond of Lawrence, Mass. 

Dan Silver has passed the Masachusetts bar 
examinal ions. 

Dick Wragg is engaged to Miss Mary Lou Splane 
ol Portland. 

1951 Secretary, Horace A. Hildreth jr. 

Hutchinson, Pierce, Atwood and Allen 
465 Congress Street 
Portland 3 

Lt. Bob Cetlin, who is serving with the Army, 
has married Miss Isobel Jentill of New York 
City. They are both studying for their doctorates 
in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania 
and live at 6510 Jefferson Street, Overbrook, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pete Colburn and Miss Louise Kemp of Nor- 
wood, Mass., were married on September 13. 
Dick Colburn '49 was his brother's best man. 
Pete works for W. T. Grant in Hamden, Conn., 
and he and Louise are making their home in 

Hugh Colliton was married to Miss Barbara 
Stewart of Rutland on September 13. 

Fred Connelly has finished a two-year tour of 
duty with the Air Force as a dental officer. He, 
Nell, and their daughter, Karen, have moved to 
101 North Franklin Street, Holbrook, Mass., where 
Fred has opened an office for the general prac- 
tice of dentistry. 

Bruce Cooper is engaged to Miss Virginia Mari- 
lyn Kendall of Southampton, N. Y. A February 
wedding is planned. Bruce works for the Southern 
New England Telephone Company in Stamford, 

Willis Goodman is teaching English and Latin 
and coaching track at the Kents Hill School. 

Bob Grout and Miss Joan Margaret Spence of 
Rochester, N. Y., were married on October 11. 
They are living at 83 Gorsline Street, Rochester, 
where both of them are employed by the East 
man Kodak Company. 

Bill Hoffmann, who is a Danforth Graduate 
Fellow, is teaching and doing graduate work in 
physics at Princeton University. 

John Malcolm, a student at the Wharton School 
of Finance and Commerce of the University of 
Pennsylvania, is the recipient of the first $100 
grant for Maine students who are studying trans- 
portation, awarded by the Maine Traffic Club. 

Galen Sayward is a member of the faculty at 
Leavitt Institute, where he teaches history and 
coaches football and skiing. 

Pete Smith, associated with American Garages, 
Incorporated, in Kansas City, Mo., is engaged to 
Miss Marge E. Reinert of Kansas City and Shawa- 
no, Wis. 

Lewis and Muriel Welch are the parents of a 
son, John Robert Welch, born on September 4. 

1955 Secretary, Lloyd 0. Bishop 
International House 
500 Riverside Drive 
New York, N. Y. 

Louis Benoit was married to Miss Judy Marvin 
Files of Queens, N. Y., on September 27. 

The Class Secretary was married to Miss Julia 
Winston Smith of Chappaqua, N. Y., on September 
13. Dave Pyle was best man. 

Ed Blackman is engaged to Miss Nancy Banks 



Bakke of Washington, D. C, and Denver, Colo. 
Ed, assistant minister at the Broadway Congre- 
gational Church in New York City, is working for 
a bachelor of divinity degree at Union Theological 

Carl Davenport is engaged to Miss Lois Crocker 
of Arlington, Mass. 

Ray Dennehy is engaged to Miss Patricia Mor- 
ris of Lowell, Mass. 

Clarke George is a student in the Boston Uni- 
versity College of Business Administration. His 
address is 201 Bay State Road, Boston 15, Mass. 

Stanley Harasewicz recently married Miss Mar- 
jorie Eleanor Tracy of Bucksport. Stan is with 
the McGraw-Hill Book Company in Boston. 

2nd Lt. Joe Tecce is joint author of two articles 
which recently appeared in The Journal of the 
Acoustical Society of America. One concerns a 
preliminary evaluation of a speech annunciator war- 
ning indicator system, and the other is a report 
on standardized communications and message re- 
ception. Both are for technical use in the Air 
Force Research Center at Cambridge, Mass. The 
research was carried out under the Air Research 
and Development Command Project. 

1st Lt. Walter Tomlinson, who is stationed with 
the Third Infantry Division in Bamberg, Germany, 
is engaged to Miss Ursala Therese Droll of Frank- 
furt, Germany. 

Hobart Tracy is engaged to Miss Carolyn Favor 
Kibbe of Londonderry, N. H., and Mount Vernon. 

Curt Webber was admitted to the practice of 
law on September 2 by his father, Maine Supreme 
Court Justice Donald Webber '27. Curt is now 
with the Frank W. Linnell law firm a't 33 Court 
Street, Auburn. 

Andy Williamson, new faculty member at Lin- 
coln Academy, is teaching mathematics and science 
and is coaching the school's cross country team. 

1956 Secretary, Paul G. Kirby 
3 Harris Circle 
Arlington, Mass. 

David Bird recently completed a six weeks 
training course with Coats and Clark in Atlanta, 
Ga., and is now representing the company as 
thread salesman in New England. His address is 
173 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, Mass. 

Stanton Burgess is a student at Babson Insti- 
tute. His address is 28 Lakewood Road, Newton 
Highlands 61, Mass. 

Al Marshall was married to Miss Joan M. Bauer 
of Conestoga, Pa., on October 25. Pete Bram- 
hall '56 was best man, and George Westerberg 
'59 was an usher. (Interestingly enough, the re- 
ception was held in the Hotel Brunswick in Lan- 
caster, Pa.) Al is in the Treasurer's Department 
of E. I. du Pont in Wilmington, Del., where 
the Marshalls live at 107 Mullin Road, Hilltop 

Bob Mathews was married to Miss Margaret 
Brewster Prindle of Darien, Conn., on September 

Don Richter was married to Miss Elizabeth Anne 
Oulton of Woburn, Mass., on September 7. Don, 
who is assistant minister for youth at the First 
Congregational Church in Hyde Park, is studying 
for the Congregational ministry at Andover New- 
ton Theological School. The Richters live at 215 
Herrick Road, Newton Centre, Mass. 

1957 Secretary, John C. Finn 
8 Nelke Place 

Jim Boudreau was married to Miss Mary Mar- 
garet Henderson of North Easton, Mass., on Sep- 
tember 20. John Manning was best man and 
Dana Randall was an usher. Jim is in the Army, 
stationed at The Presidio in San Francisco, where 
the Boudreaus are now living. 

Bruce Cowen is engaged to Miss Flora Jane 
Buchbinder of Westfield, N. J. He is a second- 
year student at the University of Pennsylvania 
Medical School. 

2nd Lt. Dick Drenzek is with the 1st Training 
Regiment at the U. S. Army Training Center, Fort 
Dix, N. J. Prior to this assignment Dick com- 

pleted the infantry officers basic course at Fort 
Benning, Ga., and attended the Ranger School 

Brad Drew is undergoing basic training at Fort 
Dix, N. J., with the Army. 

Lt. Jim Millar is assigned to the Fourth Army 
Training Regiment at Fort Dix, N. J. 

On July 26 Pete Orne was married to Miss 
Judith Ann Wright of Saddle River, N. J., a 
graduate of Bethany College. She is teaching 
in the Allendale (N. J.) public school system, and 
Pete has returned from six months of Army serv- 
ice to be a trainee with the Continental Can 
Company in Paterson, N. J. The Ornes' address 
is Church Road, P. 0. Allendale, N. J. 

Don Rundlett was married on October 11 to Miss 
Mary Jane Keller of Bronxville, N. Y. Bill Ham- 
ilton '58 was best man. 

2nd Lt. Dick Smith has completed the 16- 
week officer basic course at the Army Armor 
School, Fort Knox, Ky. 

2nd Lt. Bob Wishart is stationed in Manches- 
ter, N. H., with the Army as Personnel Psycho- 
logist. His home address is 1741 Elm Street, 

1958 Secretary, John D. Wheaton 
4042 Hillen Road 
Baltimore, Md. 

Norm Beisaw was the featured speaker at the 
annual meeting of the Wilton Academy Alumni 
Association on August 16. In a talk entitled "A 
New Horizon," he discussed medical research in 
the field of mental illness. Norm is now a first- 
year student at the New York University Medical 

Jim Callahan is in the training program of the 
Great American Group of Insurance Companies in 
New York City. 

Ken Carpenter and Professor Clement Vose, for- 
merly of the Government Department, are co-auth- 
ors of "Municipal Charters in Maine: The Case of 
Brunswick," the December, 1958, Bowdoin College 

Ron Desjardin is engaged to Miss Fern Marie 
Tardif of Lewiston. During the summer Ron served 
as publicity director for the Gilbert and Sullivan 
Theater at Monmouth. 

2nd Lt. Henry Hotchkiss is on active duty 
with the Army at Camp Holabird, Md. 

Matt Levine and Miss Carol Ruth Rottenberg 
of Mattapan, Mass., were married in September. 
He is attending Tufts University Medical School. 

Bob Martin is serving as Teaching Fellow in 
Chemistry at Bowdoin this year. 

Bob Packard is teaching two sections of freshman 
calculus at Lehigh University. His address is 459 
Montclair Avenue, Bethlehem, Pa. 

2nd Lt. Gordon Page is stationed with the 
Army Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth, N. J. 

Bob Plourde has been named to the All-Ameri- 
can Mention squad by the American College Swim- 
ming Coaches Association. He set a new New Eng- 
land record in his specialty, the 200-yard back- 
stroke, last winter by swimming the distance in 

Bob Sargent is in basic training at Lackland 
Air Force Base in Texas, awaiting a December 
29 OCS class. He expects to be commissioned next 
June. His present address is Flight 788, 3726th 
BMTS, P. O. 1526, Lackland AFB, Texas. 

Olin Sawyer, who is with the Union Mutual 
Life Insurance Company in Portland, is engaged 
to Miss Wilma Elizabeth McDonald of Colchester, 

Paul Sibley is an ensign in the Navy, having 
graduated earlier this fall from Officer Candidate 
School at Newport, R. I. 

Pvt. Dick Stigbert entered the Army on Octo- 
ber 6 and has been assigned to Company E, 
Third Training Regiment, Fort Dix, N. J. 

Brud Stover is engaged to Miss Marilyn Flor- 
ence Brown of Key West, Fla. 

Hody White has entered the Army and is 
undergoing basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. 

1959 Secretary, Brendan J. Teeling 
21 Moore Hall 

Bowdoin College 

Joe Badot was married to M ; ss Judith Nielsen 
of Hanover, Mass., on September 20. He is with 
C. H. Hobart and Son in Braintree. The Badots 
live in Weymouth. 

Dan Bernstein, presently a junior at the Col- 
lege, is serving as Director of Music at the Wes- 
ley Methodist Church in Bath. 

Roland O'Neal and Miss Ruth Elizabeth San- 
born of Effingham, N. H., were married on Sep- 
tember 13. Rick Hurll was an usher. The O'Neals 
are living at Apartment K-4, Bowdoin Courts, in 
Brunswick while Rolie completes his senior year. 

1960 Again this past summer Tony Belmont 
worked at Stamford (Conn.) Hospital as 

a junior volunteer. He plans to be a doctor. 

1961 Bill Roope is engaged to Miss Kathryn 
Eloise Urquhart of Fall River, Mass. 


Professor Albert Abrahamson '26 was one of 
a group of 80 distinguished Americans who met 
at Arden House (Harriman Campus of Columbia 
University) in October, 1957, in a National Man- 
power Council conference on work in the lives of 
married women. On September 22, as a result 
of this conference, the Council published its sixth 
book, entitled Work in the Lives of Married Wo- 

Professor George Bearce has reviewed The His- 
tory of the Freedom Movement in Sind-Pakistan 
for the American Historical Review (July, 1958). 
He also presided over the meetings of the North- 
ern New England Historians at Dartmouth College, 
October 24 and 25, as program chairman. 

Professor Robert Beckwith is giving a series 
of talks this winter over Bath radio station WMMS 
on the Bath Civic Concert Series. 

Librarian Kenneth Boyer was the speaker at 
the thirteenth annual meeting of the Bowdoin 
Fathers' Association, held at the College on October 

Professor Herbert Brown was the principal 
speaker at the annual meeting of the Lincoln Sa 
gadahoc Teachers' Association in Boothbay Harbor 
on October 31. He spoke on the future of educa 
tion in the United States. 

Professor Brown represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of K. Roald Bergethon as President 
of Lafayette College on October 18. He spoke 
to the Norway Women's Club on November 4, 

DECEMBER 19 5 8 


subject being "Life end Letters in the Terrible 

President lames Coles was the !>-.ul<-i of ■ dis 
eussion (roup .it ■ three daj conference ol New 
England educators .it Crawford Notch, N. 11. 
during late September, The conference, entitled 
"Educational Reassessment ol New England," was 
attended t>> about ISO invited representatives ol 
colleges, universities, public and private secondary 
schools, and local and state education boards and 
departments President Coles 1 group discussed 
"The Place of the College and University in the 
Reassessment Program." 

Tin- Worcestei I Mass I Sunday Telegram for 
October 12 carried a feature storj on Professoi 
Emeritus Manton Copeland and li is collection «>f 
s.-w ins; birds. Entitled "Ever Seen .1 Sewing 
Bird'" the article tolls how Dr. Copeland started 
twenty years ago t<> collect these interesting bits 
ol antique Americana. (For those who have 
never seen .< sewing bird, we quote Professoi 
Copeland's description: "A sewing bird is .1 me 
chanical device, cjamped on .1 sewing table, in 
popular use in Ne« England around 1850, which 
held the material in its bill or beak while the 
seamstress stitched .1 garment. It was a third 
hand for the DUSJ Sewing lady. You illicit call 
it a doth grasper " | 

Professor Louis Coxe was the Hist speaker in the 
"Lectures in the Humanities" program presented 
bj the University of Maine during 1958 59. He 
spoke on "Herman Melville and the Problem of 
Evil" at Orono on October 5. 

Professor Coxe also delivered the informal re- 
marks following the luncheon tendered James 
Bowdoin Scholars and united miosis at the Moid 
ton Union on October 22. 

Mrs, Amelia Walker Cushing, widow of Professor 
Morgan B. Cushing, died on November 18 at her 
home on Park Row following a Ions; illness. Active 
for many years in the Rod Cross and in Civil De- 
fense during World War II, Mrs. Cushing appeared 
in many Masque and Gown productions. She was 
a graduate of Vassar College. 

Professor Athern Daggett '25 spoke on "The 
L'nited Nations Re evaluated" to the Brunswick 
League of Women Voters on October 21. As 
State Chairman for I'. N. Dav, Professor Daggett 
spoke in observance of United Nations Week. 

On Sunday afternoon, October 5, Professor Jean 
Darbelnet spoke on the new French constitution 
and its background over Radio Station WMMS in 
Bath. He also spoke to the Brunswick Rotary- 
Club on the same subject on September 29. 

Coach Robert Donham conducted an all-day 
basketball clinic, under the sponsorship of the 
Maine High School Coaches Association, at the 
State Teachers' Convention in Orono on October 

Professor William Geoghegan spoke on Portland 
radio station WCSH on Sunday, October 26. He 
reviewed Reinhold Niebuhr's book The Self and 
Dramas of History on the program "Of Books and 

Professor Alton Gustafson's name is a new one 
in the current edition of Who's Who in America. 
He is listed as a botanist. 

Professor Paul Hazelton '42 has been made a 
trustee of Thornton Academy, from which he 
graduated in 1038. 

Professor Kevin Herbert is the author of three 
reviews in the October and November issues of 
The Classical Journal. He reviewed Selections 
from the Greek and Roman Historians by C. A. 
Robinson jr., A History of the Greek World from 
479 to 323 B.C., by M. I.. W. Laistner, and A 
History of the Roman World from 30 B.C. to 
A.D. 138 by E. T. Salmon. He also prepared a 
bibliography of audio materials in Greek and Latin 
for distribution at the fall meeting of the Teach- 
ers of the Classics in New England, held in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., on November 1. 

Professor Myron Jeppesen was elected Chairman 
of the New England Section of the American Phy- 
sical Society at the meeting held at Williams Col- 
lege in October. 

Capt. and Mrs. Harvey Johns are the parents 
of a son, born on October 13. Capt. Johns is As- 

ms!, nit Professor ol Military Science and Tactics, 

Professor Samuel Kamerling, Chairman of the 

Department of Chemistry, participated in the prep 

.nation ol the ivccnllv published American Clieni 

ical Society examination in organic chemistry, 
which is used in over 1,600 schools and colleges 
in the United States and foreign countries, 

Professor Edward Kirkland has been re-elected 
to a m\ year term to represent the Now England 
District in the Senate of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Professor Elro) LaCasce '-14 was one of the 
visiting scientists at a special convocation of sci- 
entists and educators held at Phillips An<ln\,i 

Academ} on October It) 12, The general topic 

of the meeting was "The Place oi Science in Sec 

ondary School and College Curricula." 

Professor Eaton I.eith received B service award 
at the annual chapter meeting of the Brunswick 
Red doss mi October 10. 

Bursar and Assistant Treasurer Glenn Mclntire 
''-'.") was one of the principal speakers at the 
1 50th anniversary celebration at Bridgton Acade 
m\ on October 4. Mr. Mclntire is a graduate of 
the Academy and former Treasurer of its Board 
of Trustees. 

Alumni, faculty, and students join other friends 
in extending deepest sympathy to Mr. Charles 
Mergendahl in the death of his wife, Alice, in 
Portland on October 30. In addition to her hus- 
band, Mrs. Mergendahl is survived by two Bow- 
doin sons, Charles jr. '41 and Roger '50, as well 
as three daughters. 

Professor Merle Moskowitz was chairman of the 
discussion group on the "Institutional Treatment 
of Adults" at the Mental Health Institute held 
at Togus last May 24. The report of his group 
appears in a recently-published booklet, A Brief 
Study of Maine's Mental Health Needs. 

Professor James Moulton's research and writ- 
ing about the sounds made by marine animals 
and fish continue to attract attention in maga- 
zines and newspapers. On October 30, for exam- 
ple, the Portland Press Herald ran a feature ar- 
tide entitled "Strange Sounds Beep in the Deep." 

Professor Moulton is the author of two recent 
articles: "A Summer Silence of Sea Robins," which 
appeared in Copeia for September, and "The Acous- 
tical Behavior of Some Fishes in the Bimini Area," 
which was published in the June issue of the 
Biological Bulletin. 

The New York Times carried an article on Pro- 
fessor Moulton's underwater studies in its Octo- 
ber 12 issue. It was entitled "Scientist Studies 
'Talk' of the Fish." 

Professor Norman Munn represented Bowdoin 
at the inauguration of Glenn A. Olds as president 
of Springfield College on October 31. 

Professor Munn was the speaker at a father- 
children dinner of the Brunswick Lions Club 
at the Hotel Eagle on November 11. 

Vice President Bela Norton '18 addressed the 
Insurance Women of Southern Maine at the Stowe 
House in Brunswick on November 5. His topic 
was "The Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg." 

Professor George Quinby '23 spoke to the Wo- 
men's Fellowship of the Winter Street Congrega- 
tional Church in Bath on October 15. His sub- 
ject was "Northeast in the Middle East." On 
October 23 he was guest speaker at the Universal- 
ist Men's Club in Brunswick. He also addressed 
the Rotary Club of Brunswick on October 27 
when he spoke about his mission "to aid the gov- 
ernment of Afghanistan in developing a national 
theater and in setting up an academy for young 

Professor David Russell, who is a member of 
the Maine State Committee on Mental Health, was 
chairman of the group discussion on "Institutional 
Treatment of Children" at the Mental Health 
Institute held at Togus last May 24. His group's 
report is contained in A Brief Study of Maine's 
Mental Health Needs, a recently-published booklet. 

Professor Burton Taylor has been re-elected 
President of the Brunswick Health Council. 

Professor Albert Thayer '22 will again be Di- 
rector of the Speech Workshop for Teachers at 
The Oakes Center of Bowdoin College, Bar Har 
bor, in 1959. The session will last from June 29 
until August 7. 

Professor Frederic Tillotson H'4(i appealed with 
the Curtis String Quartet in their annual cam 
pus appearance on November 17. They performed 
Schumann's "Piano Quintet in F. tlat major, Opus 

Assistant to the President Philip Wilder '23, 
who is also Foreign Student Adviser, attended the 
annual board meetings of the National Association 
of Foreign Student Advisers at the University of 
Indiana in Indianapolis from October 4 to 6. 

Former Faculty 

Mrs. Phyllis Fraser, widow of Paid F. "Ginger" 
Fraser, died in Waterville on October 24. She 
had been assistant alumni secretary of Colby 
College since 1947. Her husband, an outstanding 
athlete at Colby just before World War I, was 
Assistant Coach of Football at Bowdoin in 1927-28. 

Frangcon Jones, formerly Instructor in English 
at Bowdoin, is teaching a course entitled "Explor- 
ing Modern Literature" at Monadnock College, 
Peterborough, N. H. This is part of a program 
of adult education at the newly formed community 

Klaus Koehler, Fellow in German during 1957- 
58, sailed for Europe on August 26, following a 
busy American summer. He worked at the Mt. 
Vernon Camp in Beverly, Mass., and visited 
Colorado Springs, Colo., for a week. 

Henry Russell, Associate Finance Secretary of 
the American Friends Service Committee, is Lec- 
turer in Religion at Swarthmore College for the 
fall semester. 

Lt. Col. Gates Stern, formerly commanding of- 
ficer of the Bowdoin ROTC unit, has accepted a 
Regular Army commission as lieutenant colonel 
and is stationed at Fort Story, Va., where he 
is Inspector General for the post. Between leaving 
Bowdoin and returning to active duty with the 
Army, Col. Stern was, for a short time, engaged 
in a family business in Parkersburg, West Va. 


1926 Poet Robert Frost delighted an audience 
of nearly one thousand at Ford Hall Forum 

in Boston on October 26. He gave one of his 
inimitable recitations and commentaries on life 
and his poetry. 

1927 The name of the Good Will School, which 
was founded in 1889, has been changed 

to the Hinckley School, in honor of its founder, 
the Reverend George Hinckley. 

1948 The Reverend Hilda Libby Ives spoke on 
"Some Things Only Women Know" to 

the Milton (N. H.) Women's Club in October. 

1949 Mrs. Marie Peary Stafford was the speak- 
er at the anniversary dinner of the Bruns- 
wick Business and Professional Women's Club on 
November 6 at the Eagle Hotel. She talked on 
her memories of life in the Arctic and spoke of the 
part her mother played in the expeditions of her 
famous father, Admiral Robert E. Peary '77. 

Mrs. Stafford also spoke to the South Berwick 
Women's Club on November 4. 

1952 President J. Seelye Bixler of Colby Col- 
lege was the principal speaker at the in- 
stallation of Dr. Lloyd H. Elliott as President of 
the University of Maine on October 24. 

Senator Margaret Chase Smith spoke on "Poli- 
tics: An Honorable Profession" at the chapel ser- 
vice on October 20. 

1953 Principal William Saltonstall of the Phil 
lips Exeter Academy spoke at the Bridg- 
ton Academy chapel exercises on October 4, com- 
memorating the founding of Bridgton in 1808, 








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is an authentic reproduction of the colonial spindle mirror. It is 
made of hard wood and fitted with plate glass. The picture is a 
colored print of the Bowdoin campus of 1860. The mirror is finished 
in black and gold. 

Priced at $15.75 

For packing and shipping charges add $.75 East of the Mississippi and 
$1.25 West of the Mississippi. 




is a splendid reproduction of the straight arm chair of early New 
England. Sturdily constructed of selected hardwood, it is finished in 
satin black with natural wood arms. The Bowdoin Seal and the 
stripings are in white. Attractive and comfortable, the Bowdoin Chair 
merits a place in living room, study, and office. 

Each chair packed in heavy carton — shipping weight 30 pounds. 
Shipment by Railway Express, charges collect. 

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Hand colored enlargements ot two prints of the early campus ready 
for framing are also available. 

The College in 1860 at $3.75 each postpaid. 
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19 5 9 

Subfreshmen Often Ask . . . 

lei (heir tr.i\t!s to schools, alumni meetlnffS. and 

gatherings tor sub-freshmen in the bonus ot alumni, mem- 
bers of the faculty and scut are often asked questions which 
v.irv little from one time and place to another. Alumni know 
the ansuxrs to many of these questions, but they may wish 
to have replies ready, no matter how elementary the query 
may seem. Htr<. are some of the questions that are most 
frequently asked 

VPbert u Bowdoin located? It is in the town of Bruns- 
wick, a Maine community of about 16,000 people that was 
first settled in 1628. Only a few miles from the Atlantic 
Ocean, Brunswick is located on U. S. Route One and the 
mam line of the Maine Central Railroad. It is thirty minutes 
from Portland (a city of 100.000) and only a little over two 
hours from Boston. Brunswick has a number of good stores 
and restaurants, as well as several hotels. It is an enterprising 
community that is in the process of building two new hos- 
pitals. The College itself is located on a slight rise of land 
in the residential section, a short walk from the main shop- 
ping and business district. 

What is the size of Bowdoin? The present enrollment 
is about 800. The faculty to student ratio is about one to ten. 

What does it cost to attend Bowdoin? This year an under- 
graduate pays S 1,866 for tuition, room, board, and fees, and 
averages another S350 for spending money, incidentals, and 
recreation. It now costs a boy about $2,200 a year to attend 

Hon about scholarships? Bowdoin has a liberal scholar- 
ship program. Grants in 1958-59 will total about $250,000 
and will be made to nearly one-third of the entire student 
body. Last September almost twenty-nine per cent of the en- 
tering freshmen held prematriculation scholarships, ranging in 
amount from S400 to $1,500, the average award being about 
equal to tuition, Si, 050. These scholarships are awarded ac- 
cording to need and ability. A boy whose need continues 
and who continues to perform satisfactorily will have his 
grant renewed or adjusted, from year to year, to fit his fixed 
or changing circumstances. 

Are there job opportunities at Bowdoin? Yes, there are. 
However, no arrangements or commitments are made before 
a student reaches the campus. After he has drawn up a class 
schedule, the student is in a position to know more about his 
free time. There is a staff member specifically in charge of 
job assignments. Each year the payroll for undergraduate job 
opportunities on campus totals about $50,000. 

Do sons of alumni receive any special consideration? Yes. 
The folder for every son of an alumnus is reviewed completely 
by each member of the Committee on Admissions (the Presi- 
dent, the Dean, the Director of Admissions, and five mem- 
bers of the teaching faculty), and the Committee votes on 
each case. Last spring forty out of fifty-one sons of alumni 
were accepted; twenty-eight matriculated in September. 

How about "early admission'? Whenever a case is very 
clear, one way or the other, a boy is told that he need apply 
nowhere else — or that he should apply somewhere else. Each 
case settled in advance simplifies the overall picture. It is to 
Bowdoin's advantage to secure every applicant of superior 
ability as soon as possible. In many cases, though, it is im- 
possible to determine a candidate's status until all the infor- 
mation on him is available well along in the second semester. 

Does Bowdoin have an ROTC unit? Yes, the College and 
the Army cooperate to offer ROTC training to undergradu- 
ates who wish it. This gives them a chance to earn some ex- 
tra money during the junior and senior years, and it provides 
for each successful trainee-graduate a second lieutenant's com- 

mission in the reserve. (Occasionally students elect to follow 
the Marine Platoon Leaders' program during undergraduate 
summers or to attend the Naval Officers' Candidate School at 
Newport, R. I., for ninety-day sessions following graduation.) 
Arc there fraternities at Bowdoin? Bowdoin has chapters 
of ten national and two local fraternities. Ninety-six percent 
of the undergraduates are members. Pledging occurs at the 
very beginning of the freshman year (which helps insure 
well-rounded groups and draws the new students into the so- 
cial life immediately). Monthly dues are modest ($5-$8), 
and students pay the same room and board fee to the College 
whether they eat at the Union or at a fraternity house and 
whether they live in a dormitory or in a fraternity house. 

Where do freshmen eat and sleep? At Bowdoin freshmen 
are not segregated. They must live in dormitories their first 
year, but every dormitory contains elements from each of the 
four classes. Freshmen take their meals at their respective 
fraternity houses as soon as they pledge. Independents eat at 
the Moulton Union. 

What are Bowdoin's athletic facilities? The College has a 
fine gymnasium, cage, swimming pool, and covered hockey 
rink with artificial ice. Whittier Field, with the football grid- 
iron and outdoor track, is located among the Bowdoin Pines. 
Nearby Pickard Field has a number of tennis courts, baseball 
diamonds, soccer and lacrosse fields, and practice areas, as 
well as the Pickard Field House. In addition to interfratern- 
ity athletics, the College sponsors teams in these intercollegi- 
ate sports: football, cross country, basketball, track, swimming, 
hockey, lacrosse, skiing, golf, tennis, baseball, soccer, and sail- 

What about music? The new Gibson Hall of Music is the 
center of the musical activities on campus. The principal mu- 
sical organizations are the Glee Club, the Chapel Choir, and 
the Meddiebempsters (a well-known double quartet). There 
is also a band. Individuals have ample opportunity to use 
the Chapel organ and the practice facilities in Gibson Hall. 

Does Bowdoin do anything with dramatics? Most certain- 
ly. The Masque and Gown is an active undergraduate group 
with headquarters in the new Pickard Theater, one of the 
finest collegiate theaters in the country. Major productions 
every year are complemented by a student one-act play contest 
and the annual Shakespearean presentation in June. 

How about speech and debate? Two members of the Eng- 
lish department devote full time to speech work. Bowdoin 
debaters have had wonderful success in recent years, both in- 
dividually and as teams. Numerous contests take place 
throughout the year, both on and off campus, including a live- 
ly interfraternity debating tournament. 

Where are the nearest girls' colleges? Bates and Colby, 
both co-educational, are within an hour's drive. Westbrook 
Junior College in Portland is thirty minutes from the campus. 
And many girls' colleges in the Greater Boston area are only 
a little over two hours from Brunswick by train or auto. 

What are the regulations about automobiles? Freshmen 
may not have cars at Bowdoin. A student in the upper three 
classes may have a car, provided ( 1 ) it is registered with the 
Dean, (2) the student is not holding a scholarship, and (3) 
the student is not on probation. 

(These are a few of the typical questions which subfreshmen 
ask. Many others, especially those regarding courses and re- 
quirements, are best answered by the College Catalogue. A 
prospective student or interested alumnus should not hesitate, 
however, to direct further questions to the Director of Admis- 



Volume 33 February 1959 Number 3 

Seward J. Marsh '12, Editor; Robert M. 
Cross '45, Managing Editor; Clement F. 
Robinson '03, Peter C. Barnard '50, As- 
sociate Editors; Eaton Leith, Books; 
Dorothy E. Weeks, Jeannette H. Ginn, 
Lorraine E. Myshrall, Editorial Assistants; 
Glenn R. Mclntire '25, Business Manager. 

Leland W. Hovey '26, President; Carleton 
S. Connor '36, Vice President; Seward J. 
Marsh '12, Secretary; Glenn R. Mclntire 
'25, Treasurer. 

Members at Large 
1959: Oakley A. Melendy '39, Everett 
P. Pope '41, Donald N. Lukens '46; I960: 
Leland W. Hovey '26, Carleton S. Con- 
nor '36, William R. Owen '37; 1961: 
William S. Piper jr. '31, David Crowell 
'49, Merton G Henry '50; 1962: Fred- 
erick P. Perkins '25, J. Philip Smith '29, 
Jotham D. Pierce '39. 

Dan E. Christie '37, Faculty Member; 
Vincent B. Welch '38, Alumni Fund 
Chairman; Seward J. Marsh '12, Alumni 
Secretary. Other Council Members are 
the representatives of recognized local 
Alumni Clubs. 

The officers of the Alumni Council are ex- 
officio the officers of the Bowdoin College 
Alumni Association. The Council members 
at large, the Treasurer, the Chairman of the 
Directors of the Alumni Fund, the Faculty 
member, and the Alumni Secretary serve as 
the Executive Committee of the Association. 


1959: Vincent B. Welch '38, Chairman, 
Allen E. Morrell '22, Josiah H. Drum- 
mond '36; I960: Frederick W. Willey 
'17, Richard S. Thayer '28, Vice Chan- 
man, Wesley E. Bevins jr. '40; 1961: 
Samuel A. Ladd jr. '29, E. Farrington Ab- 
bott jr. '31, Philip Dana jr. '32. 

You Are Bowdoin 

Alice Duer Miller once wrote — "Don't ever dare to take your 
college as a matter of course — because many people you'll never 
know anything about have broken their hearts to get it for you." 

A Bowdoin education is much more than the sum of the 
courses and papers any one of us may have completed. It is 
much more than the degree we may or may not have received. A 
Bowdoin education is also the association with other students, in 
the classroom and outside. It is the discussions in the dormitory, 
at the fraternity house, in the Union, at the Library, covering many 

A Bowdoin education is also the opportunity to browse and 
read in the Library regardless of course assignments. It is the 
chance to associate, talk, and even argue with scholars and teach- 
ers in a variety of fields. 

No Bowdoin man has ever paid more than about half of what 
it costs to educate him. How can an alumnus repay this moral 
obligation? In many ways — by giving to the Alumni Fund 
every year, by making capital gifts if he is able to, by serving the 
College generously and gladly in any way he can, by directing 
good boys to Bowdoin — by being, simply, a son of Bowdoin. 
Without you Bowdoin is less than it is with you. Whatever you 
do, wherever you are, and wherever you go, you, for other - people, 
are Bowdoin College. 

Perhaps it is saying too much to state that Bowdoin would shut 
its doors were the Alumni Fund to cease operations. It is not, 
however, saying too much to state without reservation that Bow- 
doin could not continue to be the college it is today if the Fund 
and all it stands for and is a symbol of were to go out of existence. 

If an alumnus casually shrugs off Bowdoin's need as unimpor- 
tant if true, then he in the long run is the loser, for, consciously 
or unconsciously, he is losing faith in himself and in what he must 
once have believed in. To be sure, Bowdoin loses too, for it in 
some measure has failed in its responsibility to impart to this 
individual even the overall idea of a liberal arts education. 

And yet, Bowdoin's failure in this responsibility cannot rest 
upon the shoulders of the College alone. For the individual him- 
self is not guaranteed a liberal arts education in the best and fin- 
est and truest sense of this much-used term. He is given the 
opportunity to become friends with all that is best in the history 
of the world's civilization. What he does with this opportunity 
is largely determined by himself alone. 


Although there is no identification on the back of the picture which was used for 
the cover of this issue, it seems reasonably safe to assume that it is a Stephen E. 
Merrill '35 product. At least, it is very much in the Merrill tradition of Bowdoin 
winter scenes. Taken from just to the south of the northern lion at the Walker Art 
Building, it shows the tracks made, presumably, by some anonymous undergraduate 
who was saving a few steps some winters ago. 

THE BOWDOIN ALUMNUS: published October, De- 
cember, February, April, June, and August by Bow- 
doin College, Brunswick, Maine. Subscription $2.00 
a year. Single copies 40 cents. Second-class mail 
privileges authorized at Brunswick, Maine. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Waters '59 receiving the Reardon Cup and individual 
shots of Carven '60 and Hawkes '60 by Harry Shulman; Waters '59 by Joseph E. 
Kachinski, Topsham; Berry '01 by Stephen E. Merrill '35; Rodick '12 by Von 
Behr; Mergendahl '41 by Sam Meinhold jr.; Frenchman's Bay view from The 
Oakes Center by Brown's Studio, Bar Harbor. 

C. Nelson Corey '39 

is the new head coach of football at Bowdoin, suc- 
ceeding Adam Walsh, who resigned in October 
after twenty seasons at the helm of the Polar Bears. 

COREY was relieved of his duties as head coach 
of hockey following a Christmas vacation tour- 
nament at Ithaca, N. Y. He is continuing to 
teach classes in physical education during the winter 
and will also coach lacrosse during the spring. 

A native of Lynn, Mass., Corey prepared at Gov- 
ernor Dummer Academy in South Byfield, Mass., and 
was graduated from Bowdoin in 1939. He was for 
three years a standout tackle on Adam Walsh's early 
football teams, was captain of the team his senior 
year, and was twice selected for All-Maine honors. 
He was also named to the All-New England hockey 
team as a goalie and played first base on the baseball 
team. He won nine varsity letters at Bowdoin, three 
each in football, hockey, and baseball, was president 
of his class and of Delta Upsilon fraternity, and served 
for three years on the Student Council. He did his 
major work in mathematics. 

Following his graduation in 1939 he coached foot- 
ball, baseball, and basketball and taught at the Pom- 
fret School in Connecticut for three years before enter- 
ing the Navy. After three years as a Navy lieutenant, 
with 25 months' service in the South Pacific, he coached 
and taught for a year at Governor Dummer and then 
joined the faculty at Maine Central Institute in Pitts- 

In 1949 Corey became head hockey coach and foot- 
ball line coach at Colby College. He was appointed 
head football coach at Colby in 1951 but after a year 
in that position resigned to return to Maine Central 
Institute, where he served as dean of boys, taught 

mathematics, and continued to coach football. His 
teams won four straight Maine preparatory school 
championships, in 1948, 1949, 1952, and 1953. 

During 1954-55 he coached freshman football and 
hockey at Williams College, where his football team 
won the Little Three championship and his hockey 
squad was undefeated. He returned to Bowdoin in 
1955 as line coach in football and freshman coach in 
hockey and baseball. Two years later he was named 
varsity hockey coach. He has also coached lacrosse 
for the past two seasons. 

Corey holds a master of education degree from Bos- 
ton University. He is married to the former Kathleen 
Ann Monaghan of Gardiner, a 1943 graduate of Col- 
by, who also has a master's degree from B.U. They 
have two sons, Charles Nelson III and Jeffrey Stephen. 

Director of Athletics Mai Morrell '24 has this to 
say about the appointment of Corey as head coach — 

"I made my recommendation of Nels Corey to Presi- 
dent Coles for many reasons. He understands the 
modern game of football thoroughly and has a keen 
desire further to improve that knowledge. He has 
outstanding ability as a teacher. He has the capacity 
for hard work and enjoys hard work. He has re- 
markable qualities of leadership and character. 

"In short, this is a man whom I have known and 
observed for more than twenty years, and there are 
many other factors too numerous to mention here that 
help account for my belief in him. To me, it would 
have been unwise to go outside and make an appoint- 
ment based largely on recommendations and accom- 


plishments established under different conditions, when 
we have a man on our own staff who had already 
clearly demonstrated his outstanding ability under con- 
ditions that exist here. 

"I know Nels to be an outstanding coach. He can 
be extremely demanding and insist on 100% effort 
and performance and still be liked by the boys on his 
squads. He has the ability to watch practice or a 
game and see who is doing his job and who is not. 
This ability, and only a few have it, makes it possible 
for such a coach to make changes during the progress 
of a contest that may easily affect the result. He de- 
mands and gets more from a boy, in many cases, than 
the boy himself ever dreamed that he could accom- 
plish. These qualities made Jack Magee a great track 

"I feel sure that Nels Corey can and will produce a 
football team next fall of which all Bowdoin men 
can be proud. I did not know that about any other 
candidate, and there were more than 50." 

Reprinted below is an editorial which appeared in the 
Portland evening express for December 29, 1958. 

Brennan Fired, Corey Hired 

One common conclusion can be drawn from the 
firing of Coach Terry Brennan at Notre Dame and 
the hiring of Nelson Corey at Bowdoin: 

Alumni like a victorious football team. 

Here endeth the comparison, however, for there is 
a world of difference between the emphasis placed on 
football at the Indiana university and the Maine col- 

There is a note of the pathetic in what happened 
to Brennan. In the first place college authorities did 

not have the courtesy to tell him why he was bounced. 
And second, as Brennan pointed out himself, the year 
in which they decided to act was one in which he won 
a majority of his games (6-4) rather than three years 
ago when he lost eight and won two. 

The manner in which the affair was handled is fur- 
ther evidence that a strong faction of Notre Dame 
alumni seem more concerned with football glory than 
with academic glory. It is the sort of emphasis which 
does not do the reputation of a university any good, 
and hence it was not surprising that so many adverse 
comments came from newspaper editors and sports 
figures across the land. 

Bowdoin alumni, too, like to win, a statement which 
could be made of any collegiate alumni group. But 
it should be noted that former Coach Adam Walsh 
enjoyed popularity and confidence during his more 
disastrous years. He was allowed to resign in a dig- 
nified manner, and there were no shallow or devious 
attempts on the part of the Bowdoin administration 
to disguise the fact that a stretch of defeats had some- 
thing to do with his departure. 

To Bowdoin's great credit, one of the reasons for 
its losing football teams is that it sticks to strict rules 
about recruiting. Football victories are not the ul- 
timate mission of the college, a circumstance under 
which it is bound to have some lean years on the 

In Nelson Corey Bowdoin has a coach of proven 
ability, of fine leadership qualifications and plenty of 
that intangible asset known as "the old college try." 
We wish him luck as Bowdoin attempts to recoup its 
lost stature on the gridiron. 

Come victory or defeat, Coach Corey, a Bowdoin 
alumnus, can have pride in the fact that his college 
consistently ranks among the top schools in the nation 

A Fearless and Honest Search for Truth 

Members of the Bowdoin Faculty have adopted resolutions 
in which they urge amendment of the National Defense 
Education Act by the removal of a section which requires 
participants under the Act to execute a so-called "disclaimer 
affidavit" and oath, believing it to be an infringement upon 
academic freedom. The action was taken at a regular meet- 
ing of the Faculty in adopting a report of a special commit- 
tee to study the affidavit and oath provisions of the National 
Defense Education Act of 1958. Announcement of this ac- 
tion was made by President James S. Coles on January 20. 

The Faculty believe that the requirement of the affidavit 
would mean that in place of "a fearless and honest search 
for truth, and a vigorous dissemination of the fruits of re- 
search, there will begin to appear in educational institutions, 
among both students and teachers, a feeling of hesitancy and 
fear and a consequent restriction on the free inquiry and as- 
sociation that are the heart of academic freedom." They 
also point out, in reference to the oath, that to require such 
an oath is the right of the government, and allegiance is a 
"necessary accompaniment of citizenship." 

The resolution stating the position of the Faculty follows: 

WHEREAS, the National Defense Education Act of 
1958 forbids any payments to a participant unless 
such individual first has executed an affidavit concern- 
ing his beliefs and associations and has taken an oath 
of allegiance, and, 

WHEREAS, we, the faculty of Bowdoin College, be- 
lieve the requirement of the affidavit to be harmful 
to academic freedom and to the interests of education 
in a democratic society, and, 

WHEREAS, the oath, in its form unexceptionable, is 
in this context useless in uncovering subversion, and 
invidious in its connotation, and, 
WHEREAS, our reasons for holding these views are set 
forth in the "Statement of Bowdoin Faculty" attached 
to and made a part of this resolution, and, 
whereas, we believe it our duty as responsible mem- 
bers of a college faculty in a free society to make 
known our views, 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: We strongly urge that the 
National Defense Education Act of 1958 be amended 
to remove Section 1001(f) of Title X. 

FEBRUARY 19 5 9 

The "Statement" incorporated as part oi this resolution 
folio* s 

We, the faculty oi Bowdoin College, strongly object to 
the affidavit requirement on the following grounds: 

i-'irst, it will restrict the exercise oi academic freedom by 

both students and teachers. 1 his effect arises because the 
affidavit constitutes m\ inquiry into belief and association and 
because its meaning is extremel) vague. No objective cri- 
teria are given for identifying the organizations alluded to, 

and what constitutes support is not specified. In these cir- 
cumstances, the signet is acquiescing in a largely unknown 
commitment, and such vagueness might be construed as a 
blanket rejection oi participation in any organized activity 

that might now or someday fall under suspicion. Not only 
is the requirement that a person pledge to conduct himself 
by such vague standards, with criminal liability attaching to 
Violations, a denial oi due process of law, but its imposition 
will cause some persons who have signed to be intimidated. 
In place or a tearless and honest search for truth, and a vig- 
orous dissemination of the fruits of research, there will begin 
to appear in educational institutions, among both students 
and teachers, a feeling of hesitancy and fear and a consequent 
restriction on the free inquiry and association that are the 
heart oi academic freedom. 

"Second, the affidavit requirement should be removed on the 
grounds that it is of very dubious constitutionality in the 
light of the U. S. Supreme Court's decision in Wieman v. 
Updegraff (73 S. Ct. 215) in which the Oklahoma teachers' 
oath was declared unconstitutional because of its vagueness. 

Third, the requirement of an affidavit is useless because sub- 
versives will not hesitate to sign, with the result that such 
affidavits become debased in the eyes of loyal citizens who 
also sign. Moreover, to direct this requirement specifically 
at teachers and young people who are students at institu- 
tions of higher learning is invidious, implying that these 
persons are members of a suspect group. 

'The requirement of the oath in the National Defense Edu- 
cation Act seems to us to present completely different prob- 
lems. Allegiance is a necessary accompaniment of citizen- 

ship. The usual form for the expression of such allegiance 
is by oath. The oath in the National Defense Education 
Act is such an oath in its traditional form. To require such 
an oath is the right of the government. We believe, how- 
ever, that it is useless and invidious to require it on this 
occasion, useless because disloyalty is not eliminated by for- 
malities, and invidious since it selects the beneficiaries of 
government assistance in one area and not in others. We 
therefore believe that the Act would be strengthened by the 
elimination of the oath requirement.'' 

The relevant portion of the National Defense Education Act, 
Section 1001(f) of Title X, reads as follows: 
"No part of any funds appropriated or otherwise made avail- 
able for expenditure under authority of this Act shall be used 
to make payments or loans to any individual unless such 
individual (1) has executed and filed with the Commissioner 
an affidavit that he does not believe in, and is not a member 
of and does not support any organization that believes in or 
teaches, the overthrow of the United States Government by 
force or violence or by any illegal or unconstitutional meth- 
ods, and (2) has taken and subscribed to an oath or affirma- 
tion in the following form: 'I do solemnly swear (or affirm) 
that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States 
of America and will support and defend the Constitution and 
laws of the United States against all its enemies, foreign and 
domestic' The provisions of section 1001 of title 18, United 
States Code, shall be applicable with respect to such affidavits." 

The following statement was issued jointly on the same 
day — January 20 — by President Coles, President Charles 
F. Phillips of Bates College, and President J. Seelye Bixler 
of Colby College — 

"The faculties and administrations of Bates, Bowdoin, and 
Colby Colleges are in agreement that the disclaimer affidavit 
provision in Section 1001(f), Title X, of the National De- 
fense Education Act of 1958 constitutes a serious threat to 
academic freedom. They join in urging Congress to elim- 
inate this provision of the Act at the earliest opportunity." 

Think Before You Vote — But Vote 

By Maj. Gen. Wallace C. Philoon '05, USA, Rtd. 

Editor's Note: This article has been 
written by direction of the Board of 
Overseers for the purpose of stimulat- 
ing greater alumni interest in electing 
members of the Board and a substan- 
tially larger vote for alumni candidates. 
At the present time there are no va- 
cancies to be filled, but this article is 
timely because it deals with a matter 
of vital alumni interest. 

The College Charter gives the Board 
of Overseers full power "to fill up all 
vacancies in the said Corporation of Over- 
seers, by electing such persons for Over- 
seers as they shall judge best qualified 
therefor. . . ." Under the present agree- 
ment with the Alumni Council alumni 
are asked to select a man for alternate 
vacancies as they occur on the Board of 
Overseers. This plan appears to be satis- 
factory to all concerned. The Board of 
Overseers are concerned not with the 
alumni selections themselves but with the 

apparent need for better understanding 
by many alumni of the importance of 
their ballot and of the process of selec- 
tion so that when balloting takes place 
there will be greater participation by 
alumni. Readers of the Alumnus may 
recall the following statement which ap- 
peared in the August 1958 issue — 

"Bowdoin men continue generally to 
let their representatives be chosen by the 
other fellow. Of 7726 ballots mailed last 
spring only 1776 were returned." 

Experience has demonstrated that un- 
der this democratic process it is possible 
for a relatively small number of voting 
alumni to determine the outcome of a 
"popular" nomination. Last spring a new 
Overseer might have been selected by 
the votes of less than 8% of the alumni. 
The Board of Overseers believe that this 
is not a desirable condition and strongly 
urge more alumni to exercise their fran- 
chise in the selection of their candidate 

who will become an Overseer. In this 
connection it may be noted that mem- 
bers selected and elected by the Board of 
Overseers — also alternately — can be 
chosen only when a quorum or one- 
third of the membership is present. The 
Charter of the College defines a quorum 
of the Overseers as 1 5 members of a body 
that "shall never be greater than forty- 
five nor less than twenty-five." In prac- 
tice, when new members are chosen, up- 
wards of 75% of the membership are 
generally present and voting. Every 
Overseer feels that this election is one 
of his most important duties; hence it is 
but natural that they look for a greater 
interest by the alumni in general. 

What are the qualifications of a good 
Overseer? When members of the Board 
prepare for an election, it is customary 
to examine the characteristics of the 
present board members along with quali- 
fications of the many names under con- 


sideration, such as age, geographical loca- 
tion, business and professional experience, 
demonstrated interest in the College, par- 
ticipation in alumni activities, and so 

As to age — in stating the essentials 
of a good college, President Hyde once 
said: "Governing Boards which retain old 
men but select young men to fill vacan- 
cies, combining wisdom and experience 
with initiative and progress." 

As to geographical distribution — a 
wide coverage geographically, avoidance 
of becoming localized, but appreciating 
the necessity of having members able to 
attend meetings of and serve faithfully on 
the Board and its committees. Last year 
the homes of members were distributed 
as follows: Maine 19; New York 8; Mas- 
sachusetts 3; Delaware 2; New Hamp- 
shire 2; District of Columbia 2; Penn- 
sylvania, Ohio, Michigan, California, and 
Illinois 1 each. 

A well-balanced choice of business and 
professional men is desirable. Last year 
these groupings were as follows: Busi- 
ness and Industry 15; Law 8; Banking 4; 
Public Life 5; Medicine 3; Education 2; 
Clergy 2; Military and Publishing 1 each. 

As to personal qualifications — a form- 
er Overseer, who served the Board and 
the College with distinction for many 
years, enumerated these as the most de- 
sirable qualifications for a new member: 

"First — A nominee (be he in the up- 
per or lower age group) should be suc- 
cessful above average in his chosen busi- 
ness or profession — a man fully capable 
of contributing good counsel on the 
many problems of the College which re- 
quire good reasoning and sound judg- 

"Second — He should preferably have 
a broad acquaintance among men of af- 
fairs and influence because of the gain 
to the College which is likely to come 

from such connections. It is well to 
speak of this matter openly, rather than 
by inference. 

"Third — He should be willing and 
able to devote considerable time to the 
affairs of the College on committee work 
and otherwise. Election to the Board 
of Overseers of Bowdoin College is by 
no means merely an honor. It calls for 
real work and helpful thinking. 

"Fourth — If he be young, he should 
nevertheless be mature. And if he be 
in the higher age bracket, he should be 
young enough to give many years of ac- 
tive service in the college work required 
by the position." 

The choice of Overseers of Bowdoin 
College is so important that it is hoped 
that more alumni will be alert to their 
opportunities and responsibilities when 
they vote for men to become members of 
this important corporate body of their 
alma mater. 

Honorary Chief Journalist Shulman 

"Outstanding public service in the field of journalism" 
brought veteran Brunswick newsman Harry G. Shulman, 
known to hundreds of Bowdoin men, an honorary rating as 
a chief journalist in the United States Navy on November 21. 

In a surprise ceremony during the regular monthly in- 
spection, Captain Frank R. More, USN, commanding officer 
of the Brunswick Naval Air Station, presented to Harry a 
mahogany-framed citation against a red velvet background. 
Enclosed with the citation were the badge of a chief petty 
officer, journalist, USN, and the official emblem of the Air 

Harry had turned out early, after one of his typically 
busy nights covering accidents, fires, and so forth, for what 
he thought was routine coverage of the final inspection by 
Commander Daniel Decker, administrative officer of the 

After photographing Commander Decker, he was sum- 
moned to Captain More's side at the public address micro- 
phone in Hangar 3. Camera in hand, he stood waiting — 
and puzzled — until Captain More began to read the sur- 
prise citation, as follows: 

"It is with a great sense of pride and personal satisfaction 
that I convey to you the heartfelt gratitude and appreciation 
of the U. S. Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine, for the 
outstanding public service which you have performed in 
the field of journalism. 

"As a newspaper correspondent with many years of wide 
and varied experience, your efforts to transmit to the public 
a complete and factual coverage of the activities of the Naval 
Air Station have been of inestimable value in helping the 
Navy to establish the fine community relations it now enjoys 
within the local area. 

"Whatever the nature of the story to be written or picture 
to be taken, your willingness to fulfill the station's requests 
for coverage, despite the disruption in your personal schedule, 
is indicative of the high calibre of performance for which 
you are being honored today. 

"As a goodwill ambassador for the Navy with your mech- 
anical instruments, a typewriter and a camera, the untold good 
which you have accomplished cannot be measured in terms 
of words alone. I am certain that your relationships estab- 
lished through the many years of contact with the service 

personnel of the Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine, will 
always be cherished memories. 

"Because of the aforementioned characteristics which are 
symbolic of your inspirational relationship with the Naval 
Air Station, we bestow and enthrone you with the noble posi- 
tion of Honorary Chief Journalist. 

"With the awarding of this small token of our deep and 
lasting gratitude, may you take with you our sincerest best 
wishes for your continued success, health, and happiness." 

A fitting tribute for Harry to put with the many other 
satisfactions — both tangible and intangible — which he 
has earned and richly deserved in his many years of public 

And speaking of years, earlier this winter Harry dis- 
covered to his surprise that he is apparently some 11 months 
older than he had always been led to believe. So he will 
never have a 51st birthday; instead he will go from the 50th 
which he has already celebrated to his 52nd. 


On The Campus 

I m Bowdoiii Debating Council has 
announced plans foe i ten-day tour dur- 
ing spring vacation. President Coles, the 
Admissions Office, and the Alumni Office 
are supporting ■ program for bringing 
.1 group ol four Bowdoin students into 
a Dumber of communities and schools in 
the New England and Middle Atlantic 
states. The group will present exhibi- 
tion debates for alumni gatherings, high 
school and preparatory school assemblies. 
Rotary Clubs, Parent-Teachers' Associa- 
tions, and other interested organizations 
The purposes are several: to show alum- 
ni what undergraduates are doing and 
thinking, to introduce more people (par- 
ticularly subfreshmen ) to Bowdoin, and 
to allow these prize-winning Bowdoin 
debaters to appear before new and dif- 
ferent audiences. 

From Tuesday, March L7, to Thursday, 
March 19, the debaters hope to appear in 
Boston Hartford, and New Haven. Fol- 
lowing appearances on Long Island and 
a weekend debate tournament in New 
York City, they plan to proceed to Wash- 
ington and then work their way north, 
debating before audiences in Washing- 
ton, Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, 
and communities in northern New Jer- 
sey. Their topic is that which has faced 
the recent Geneva Conference, the ban- 
ning of further development of atomic 
weapons by international agreement. 

The project is of special significance 
in that it recognizes the fact that the 
students themselves can play a more ac- 
tive and formal role in helping introduce 
Bowdoin ro the public. The Debating 
Council hopes that the tour will be of 
real benefit to the College. 

Bowdoin debaters continue to win hon- 
ors in tournament competition. On De- 

cember 6 Bowdoin tied for second place 
among twenty-seven competing teams at 
Tufts University. And on December L3 
four novice debaters tied for first place 
among eighteen contesting colleges in a 
tournament at St. Anselm's College. At 
the end ot this third tournament of the 
year. Bowdoin had an overall record of 
thirty-one wins out of thirty-six debates. 

Football Co-Captains 

Guard Joe Carven of Weymouth, 
Mass., and halfback Bob Hawkes of Dan- 
vers, Mass., have been elected co-captains 

1959 co-captain Bob Hawkes 

1958 football captain Gene Waters 

of the 1959 varsity football team. They 
succeed fullback Gene Waters of West- 

Both Carven and Hawkes played be- 
tween 50 and 55 minutes per game 
throughout the past season. Carven, the 
starting left guard, was one of the de- 
fensive standouts on the squad, making 
dozens of tackles in every game. A grad- 
uate of Weymouth High School, he en- 
tered Bowdoin as the recipient of an 
Alumni Fund Scholarship. 

Hawkes too came to the College with 
an Alumni Fund Scholarship. He was 
the starting left halfback and was Bow- 
doin's high scorer with 36 points. He 
was second within the state to Colby's 
Pete Cavari in pass receiving, with 20 
completions for 324 yards. In addition 
he picked up 232 yards in 72 carries for 
an average per attempt of 3.22 yards. 
He is a graduate of Holton High School 
in Danvers. 

Summer Institutes 

Approximately 200 high school and 
preparatory school teachers of biology, 

chemistry, mathematics, and physics will 
Study at Bowdoin next summer under 
four separate National Science Founda- 
tion grants totaling more than $175,000. 
These grants will finance four summer 
institutes, which will be under the direc- 
tion of four members of the Bowdoin 
faculty. Professor Alton H. Gustafson 
will be in charge of the biology program, 
Professor Samuel E. Kamerling the chem- 
istry institute, Professor Dan E. Christie 
'37 the mathematics group, and Professor 
Noel C. Little '17 the physics institute. 

The 200 teachers will be in residence 
at the College for six weeks, from June 
29 until August 8. Many of them will 
be accompanied by their wives and chil- 
dren. Each participating teacher will have 
his tuition paid by the grant and will also 
receive a living allowance of $75 a week. 
Additional allowances are also provided 
for up to four dependents. This stipend 
is given in lieu of summer earnings the 
teacher might otherwise be able to make. 

The four main objectives of the insti- 
tutes are as follows: 1. to improve the 
subject matter competence of the partici- 
pating teachers; 2. to strengthen the ca- 
pacity of these teachers for motivating 
able students to consider careers in sci- 
ence; 3. to bring these teachers into per- 
sonal contact with the prominent scien- 
tists who will make up the staffs of the 
institutes, with a view to stimulating their 
interest and increasing their professional 
prestige; and 4. to effect greater mutual 
understanding and appreciation of each 
other's teaching problems among science 
teachers at both the secondary school and 
college levels. 

"While Bowdoin is happy to contrib- 
ute to the success of the National Science 
Foundation's program in the sciences," 

1959 co-captain Joe Carven 


President Coles has said, "it also recog- 
nizes that there should be programs in 
other areas of intellectual endeavor or- 
ganized in a similar fashion. The Na- 
tional Defense Education Act of 1958 
provides for these areas in part, but funds 
for support of programs in the humani- 
ties are not available in any large degree." 

A Report On Russia 

Former CBS Moscow correspondent 
Paul K. Niven jr. '46 lectured at the 
College under the auspices of the Stu- 
dent Council on December 15. In a live- 
ly talk he exploded certain myths and 
popular misconceptions about Russia and 
her leaders and told his audience, in sob- 
ering terms, of the Soviet threats as he 
viewed them. Mr. Niven was ordered to 
close the CBS news bureau in Moscow 
and to leave the country last October 
when the Russians took umbrage at "a 
number of anti-Soviet" radio and tele- 
vision programs, especially the television 
play "The Plot to Kill Stalin," which was 
presented on September 25. He is now 
with the CBS bureau in Washington, 
D. C. 

Gustafson Wins Grant 

Professor Alton H. Gustafson, Chair- 
man of the Department of Biology, will 
carry on research in genetics at the Uni- 
versity of California in Berkeley next 
year under a Science Faculty Fellowship 
grant from the National Science Founda- 

The award to Dr. Gustafson is the 
only one made in Maine this year. 
Throughout the country 302 fellowships 
were granted. They are offered as a 
means of improving the teaching of sci- 
ence, mathematics, and engineering in 
American colleges and universities. 

The Ranks Thin 

"Mike the Hot Dog Man" died on De- 
cember 31 following a short illness. A 
traditional figure at Topsham Fair and 
Bowdoin athletic events, he operated a 
stand on Maine Street for nearly 35 years. 
Evangelos Michael Koucoules, or "Mike," 
was a native of Athens, Greece, came to 
this country as a young man, lived for 
a time in Bangor, and moved to Bruns- 
wick following Army service in World 
War I. He was known to practically 
every Bowdoin man and Brunswick resi- 
dent for three and one-half decades. 

Frank M. Courson jr., 52, janitor in 
Hubbard Hall for three years, died sud- 
denly on January 13. Always interested 
in nature and wildlife, he was a protege 
of Professor Alfred O. Gross and had a 
private museum at his home on McLellan 

Mr. Courson helped organize the re- 
cently formed Sagadahoc Museum of Na- 

tural History and was one of its trustees. 
A Junior Audubon Club was started last 
fall under his leadership, and he led its 
members on numerous field trips. He 
also served as treasurer of the Maine 
Audubon Society and had contributed 
several articles to nature magazines. 

Watson Coaching Hockey 

Sid Watson, former Northeastern Uni- 
versity hockey and football star, is coach- 
ing the varsity hockey squad during the 
rest of the current season, having taken 
over the reins from Nels Corey '39 in 
late December. Both Corey and Wat- 
son accompanied the team to an invi- 
tational tournament at Ithaca, N. Y., 
from January 1 to 3. 

Sid Watson 

Watson, who was selected a defense- 
man on the All-New England hockey 
team while he was playing for North- 
eastern, has played four seasons of pro- 
fessional football. For three years he 
held a backfield position with the Pitts- 
burgh Steelers and spent the 1958 season 
with the Washington Redskins. He has 
also played semi-pro hockey since his 

A native of North Andover, Mass., 
where he attended Punchard High School, 
Watson was graduated from Northeast- 
ern in 1955. Now 26, he is married and 
has four children, ranging in age from 
four years to three months. 

Award For Walsh 

Retired football coach Adam Walsh 
received a special award at the eighth an- 
nual Bangor Daily News Sports Award 
Dinner, held on January 17. Already 
named to the News Hall of Fame in 
1953, following Bowdoin's last State 
Series title, Adam received a watch, the 
inscription on which, "for lifelong serv- 
ice and contribution to intercollegiate 

football," was particularly apt for a man 
who has devoted a good part of his life 
to the game. 

Another Honor For Herbie 

Professor Herbert Ross Brown received 
the Annual Award in Literature of The 
New England Society in the City of New 
York at the Society's 153rd anniversary 
dinner at the Plaza Hotel on December 
4. Edward M. Fuller '28, President of 
the Society, presided at the dinner, which 
paid tribute to the State of Maine. Pro- 
fessor Brown and Senator Edmund S. 
Muskie H'57 were scheduled as guests 
of honor, but Senator Muskie's plane was 
grounded by bad weather, and Professor 
Brown was in the spotlight alone. 

A number of Bowdoin men living in 
New York City were special guests of 
the Society. They saw Professor Brown 
receive a silver cigarette box inscribed 
with the words, "For Contributions to 
New England Literature and Education." 
This 1958-59 award came at an appro- 
priate time — this is Dr. Brown's fif- 
teenth year as Managing Editor of the 
New England Quarterly. 

It is interesting to note that the New 
England Society's first literary award was 
made in 1952 to Professor Wilmot B. 
Mitchell '90, who served as Edward 
Little Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory 
for more than forty years and retired in 
1939. His successor in that chair is Pro- 
fessor Brown. 

Winter Lectures 

Professor Reinhard L. Korgen gave a 
talk, illustrated by color slides, in the 
Pickard Theater on December 4. His re- 
marks were based on his experiences of 
last spring when he and his family spent 
a sabbatical leave in Scandinavia and he 
taught at the Technical University of 
Denmark in Copenhagen under a Ful- 
bright grant. 

The first weeks of January found three 
outside lecturers at the College. Dr. Kirt- 
ley F. Mather, retired professor of geology 
at Harvard University, gave a talk at the 
Moulton Union on January 6 entitled 
"The New World in the Making." On 
January 8 Dr. Carl J. Friedrich, winner 
of the $5,000 Greater Boston Contest 
and a professor of government at Har- 
vard University for more than thirty 
years, spoke on "Inevitable Peace" at the 
Union. Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Associate 
Director of the Smithsonian Astrophys- 
ical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., 
spoke in the Pickard Theater on January 
15, taking as his subject "Man's Satellites, 
Doorways to Space." 

Bowdoin was the scene of a "scoop" 
when Dr. Hynek announced that the Van- 
guard "grapefruit" satellite had been 
photographed for the first time, less than 
a week before his appearance in Bruns- 

FEBRUARY 19 5 9 

The Oakes Center at Bar Harbor will be the location of another Speech Workshop for Teachers 
from June 29 to August 7. Professor Albert R. Thayer '22 will direct this session, as he did the 
initial one last summer. 

Four special lectures have been announced for the session. On July 6 Dr. Louise Bates Ames 
will talk on "A Biological Approach to the Study of Personality." Professor James M. Moulton will 
speak on "Animal Sounds of the Sea" on July 16. On July 23 Professor Norman L. Munn will 
discuss "The Growth of Language," and on July 30 President James S. Coles will give an address 
entitled "Education in an Advancing Complexity." 

wick. The small satellite was traveling 
at about 900 miles high at a speed of 
nearly five miles a second when it was 
pictured by a giant Baker-Nunn tracking 
camera. Bowdoin and Brunswick were 
prominently featured in newspaper ac- 
counts of this feat all over the country. 

New Armament 

Motorists driving past the College on 
Route One during the week of January 
12 were startled to notice Bowdoin's new 
armament. During that time a large, 
menacing-looking M-47 tank was parked 
next to Rhodes Hall, just in front of the 
ROTC Armory and clearly visible from 
the highway. The tank, brought to the 
campus for instructional purposes by the 
ROTC unit, was used primarily by Cap- 
tain Harvey B. Johns, Assistant Professor 
of Military Science and Tactics, in his 
weapons instruction classes. 

A Present For Peanut 

On December 16 Bowdoin under- 
graduates, faculty, and staff members pre- 
sented more than S300 to Ellis F. Mar- 
riner of Topsham, for many years stock 
room man at the Sargent Gymnasium. 
He had just returned home from the 
Maine Medical Center, where he had been 
a patient for some weeks. 

When Mr. Marriner, who is known as 
"Peanut" to Bowdoin men, entered the 

hospital, members of the football team, 
led by Captain Gene Waters '59, and 
members of the White Key, decided to 
raise money to help him meet his medi- 
cal expenses. 

Peanut's friends will be happy to know 
that he has now returned to his duties 
with the Athletic Department, far in ad- 
vance of earlier predictions. 

The Oxford Tradition 

The Oxford Paper Company has made 
a major change in its annual scholarship 
competition, under which two high school 
seniors receive awards valued at $2,400 

In the past the scholarships had been 
given only to men entering the College 
of Technology at the University of 
Maine. This requirement has now been 
changed so that one of the two grants 
may now be made for a course in lib- 
eral arts, business administration, or edu- 
cation, to be pursued at Bowdoin, Bates, 
Colby, or Maine. 

Commenting on this change, President 
James S. Coles said, "This broadening of 
the Oxford Paper Company Scholarship 
Program in a sense recognizes the im- 
portance of the liberal arts, an import- 
ance further attested by the fact that a 
large majority of business executives — 
indeed, better than 70% — are gradu- 
ates of small liberal arts colleges. 

"Further, this demonstrates the mut- 

uality of interests of the American free 
enterprise system and the American sys- 
tem of independent higher education. 
The history of free enterprise parallels to 
a remarkable degree the strengthening of 
these colleges and universities. 

"The Oxford Paper Company contin- 
ues CO be in the forefront of those com- 
panies which give generously to the sup- 
pott of higher education. This latest 
step is an example of company leadership 
completely in the Oxford tradition." 

A Christmas Program 

The Art and Music Departments at 
Bowdoin joined on the evening of De- 
cember 16 to present a Christmas art 
exhibit and a concert by the Bowdoin 
Chapel Choir in the Walker Art Build- 
ing. The program included lessons and 
carols by the Chapel Choir, under the 
direction of Professor Robert K. Beck- 
with. Professor Athern P. Daggett '25 
was the reader. The audience joined the 
Chapel Choir in singing traditional 
Christmas carols throughout the even- 
ing. The Christmas exhibit of art works 
and the decorations at the Walker Art 
Building were arranged by Professor and 
Mrs. Carl N. Schmalz. 

Orient Elections 

Jon S. Brightman '60 of Lakeville, 
Conn., has been named Editor-in-Chief 
of The Bowdoin Orient, to serve during 
the spring semester. He succeeds Roland 
L. O'Neal '59 of North Conway, N. H. 

In other changes in the staff of the 
Orient Guy B. Davis '59 of Toledo, Ohio, 
has become a member of the editorial 
board, as have A. Thomas Lindsay '60 
of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and W. Stephen 
Piper '62 of Worcester, Mass. Daniel G. 
Calder '60 of Lewiston remains on the 

Alfred E. Schretter '59 of Florham 
Park, N. J., continues as Business Man- 
ager, a post he assumed several months 

Masque And Gown 

Daniel G. Calder '60 of Lewiston has 
been elected President of the Masque and 
Gown. He will serve until the annual 
election in January of I960. Other of- 
ficers elected are as follows: Secretary, 
Floyd B. Barbour '60, Washington, D. C; 
Production Adviser, Edward T. Groder 
'60, Darien, Conn.; Senior Member at 
Large, Jon S. Brightman '60, Lakeville, 
Conn.; Production Manager, Jesse C. 
Leatherwood '61, Fairfax, Ala.; Business 
Manager, Peter C. Haskell '61, Moosup, 
Conn.; Publicity Manager, Joseph P. 
Frary '61, Farmington; Junior Member at 
Large, Nicholas E. Monsour '61, Bethel 
Park, Pa.; Librarian, Nicholas G Spicer 
'60, Farmington, Mich. 



On December 12 the Masque and 
Gown presented a dramatic reading of 
George Bernard Shaw's The Apple Cart. 
My 3 Angels was the Winter Houseparty 
production on February 5, 7, and 9. The 
student-written-acted-and-produced one- 
act plays will be presented on March 12, 
and the faculty will give performances 
of Moliere's The Misanthrope on April 
2 and 3. 

Professor George Quinby '23 reports 
that several previous winners of the one- 
act play contest have promised to return 
in March to judge this year's twenty-fifth 
anniversary presentations. 

Interclass Competition 

The Class of I960 won the annual 
interclass indoor track meet on Decem- 
ber 13 with 49 points. In an extremely 
close meet the seniors finished second 
with 39, the sophomores third with 
38 1/3, and the freshmen fourth with 
36 2/3. Captain Larry Wilkins '59 led 
the scorers with 16 points, based on firsts 
in both hurdles events and the 300 yard 
run plus a fourth in the 40. 

Winter Sports 

In general, the varsity squads have 
found their winter schedules tough go- 
ing, while the freshmen have done con- 
sistently well. Through the end of the 
first semester, on January 31, the various 
varsities — in hockey, basketball, swim- 
ming, and track — had won five con- 
tests, lost 25, and tied one. The fresh- 
men, on the other hand, had a mark of 
14 wins and only two losses. 

The varsity hockey squad, coached 
through December by Nels Corey '39 
and since then by Sid Watson, has a 
3-8-1 mark, having defeated Merrimack, 
Tufts, and M.I.T. and tied a strong Ham- 
ilton team. 

The freshman skaters, coached by Dan 
MacFayden, have defeated Hingham 
High, Swampscott High, the University 
of New Hampshire freshmen, St. Dom's 
of Lewiston, and Phillips Andover, while 
losing to a strong Colby freshman outfit 
6-2. According to MacFayden, "This is 
an outstanding group of hockey players 
and in another year they will help the 
varsity squad tremendously." He feels 
that by the time defenseman Don Jelly 
of Danvers, Mass., graduates he will prob- 
ably have become Bowdoin's best hockey 
player in his memory. Ron Famiglietti 
of Walpole, Mass., he says, is as good 
right now as Stubby King '51 was eight 
to ten years ago, and he predicts that the 
front line of Famiglietti, Newt Stowell 
of Dixfield, and Kenny Bacon of Bel- 
mont, Mass., has the potential to become 
the best Polar Bear line of all time. 

It is a pleasure to watch the freshmen 
play. They have shown constant im- 
provement, particularly in their passing 

Gene Waters '59 of Westbrook, captain of the 1958 varsity football team, is shown here re- 
ceiving the William J. Reardon Memorial Football Trophy from Coach Adam Walsh at the fall sports 
banquet early in December. 

The Reardon Trophy honors a former Bowdoin football star, named to the All-Maine team in 
1949 as a center, who died last April. A regulation-size silver football standing on a rubbed mahogany 
base, it has been given by members of the Reardon family and college and business friends. A small 
replica of the trophy will be presented each year to a senior on the varsity football team who has made 
"an outstanding contribution to his team and his college as a man of honor, courage, and ability." 
He must be held in respect on the campus as well as on the football field. 

and teamwork, and have looked better 
with each game. 

Bob Donham's varsity basketball squad 
has but one victory — an upset over a 
strong Rutgers quintet at the Downeast 
Classic in Bangor — in 15 starts. But 
here again the freshmen, coached by Ed 
Coombs '42, look good. Playing an en- 
tirely different yearling schedule, they 
are undefeated through their first five 
games, with victories over the M.I.T. 
freshmen, the Bates Jayvees, the Uni- 
versity of Maine in Portland, Maine Cen- 
tral Institute, and Phillips Andover Acad- 

In previous years the freshmen played 
a schedule made up for the most part 
of Maine high school teams. This year's 
opponents include, in addition to those 
listed above, Hebron, the Maine and Col- 
by freshmen, and Phillips Exeter. The 
bulk of the scoring so far has been done 
by Ed Callahan of Peabody, Mass., Gregg 
Giese of Scarsdale, N. Y., Mike Buckley 
of Portland, Conn., Bill Cohen of Ban- 
gor, Tom Prior of Summit, N. J., and 
Pat O'Brien of Lowell, Mass. Cohen 
hit a high of 39 points against the UMP 

In its only dual meet competition dur- 
ing the first semester Frank Sabastean- 
ski's varsity track squad lost to Boston 
College on January 31 by a score of 71 
to 51. At the same time the freshmen 
defeated the B.C. freshmen 60 to 42. 

Earlier in the season the first-year men 
defeated Deering and Portland High 
Schools in a triangular meet. 

Bob Miller's varsity swimming team 
lost to M.I.T. and Amherst and then de- 
feated Trinity 47 to 38. His freshman 
squad has defeated Brunswick High 
School twice and lost once to a peren- 
nially strong Portland High team. 

The ski team finished a strong third 
in the intermediate championships in 
Vermont late in January, behind Maine 
and Harvard. 

Elected For Life 

On December 1 and 2, following time- 
honored tradition, the Junior Class elect- 
ed its permanent officers. Two of 1960's 
three leaders are former Alumni Fund 
Scholars, as well as varsity football stars: 
President Robert L. Hawkes of Danvers, 
Mass., and Vice President Terrance J. 
Sheehan of Gardiner. Richard H. 
Downes of Haverhill, Mass., was elected 

Reprints Available 

Last February President J. Seelye Bix- 
ler of Colby College delivered the Annie 
Talbot Cole Lecture at Bowdoin. His 
subject was "The Existentialists and Wil- 
liam James." His talk was printed in 
the winter, 1958-59, issue of The Ameri- 

FEBRUARY 19 5 9 

v ■ The College has secured a 
limited number or reprints, which .ire 
available to interested alumni. It you 
would like .1 COpy, write to Mr. Philip 
S Wilder. Assistant to the President, 
Massachusetts Hall. 

Education Conference 

Nearly 9eventy-five teachers, public 
school administrators, and state education 
officials gathered at Bowdoin on January 

19 for a meeting on Maine Schools and 
the Maine Economy." It was sponsored 
by the New England School Development 
Council. There were two speakers at 
the meeting: Dr. James A. Storer, Asso- 
ciate Professor of Economics at Bowdoin 
and Director or the Maine College-Com- 
munity Research Program, who spoke on 
Some Basic Facts about the Maine 
Economy," and Dr. Charles S. Benson, 
lecturer at the Harvard University Grad- 
uate School of Education, who discussed 
"The Economics of Education." These 
afternoon lectures were followed by a 
dinner at the Moulton Union and then 
a general discussion of the local Maine 
community, its schools, and the problems 
of money. 

Trustee Elections 

Two Portland men were elected to im- 
portant posts at the midwinter meetings 
of the Governing Boards, held January 
30 and 31. Harold L. Berry of the 
Class of 1901 was named Vice President 
of the Board of Trustees, succeeding the 
late Hoyt A. Moore '95 of New York 
City, and Charles W. Allen '34 is the 
new Treasurer of the College, succeed- 
ing the late Roland E. Clark '01 of Port- 
land. He is also an ex -officio member of 
the Board of Trustees. 

A native of Portland and a member 
of the Board of Trustees since 1937, Mr. 
Berry previously had served for sixteen 


Friday, February 27 — 8:30 p.m. — New- 
ton High School, Newton, Mass. 

Saturday, February 28 — Evening — House 
in the Pines, Norton, Mass. 

Friday, March 6 — 8:30 p.m. — St. Ig- 
natius High School, Springvale 

Tuesday, March 10 — Evening — Lewiston 
High School, Lewiston 

Friday, March 13 — 8:15 p.m. — Bowdoin 
College (Campus Chest program) 

Friday, March 20 — Evening — Universal- 
is! Church, Bangor 

Saturday, March 21 — Evening — Ricker 
College, Houlton 

Sunday, March 22 — University of New 
Brunswick, Fredericton, N. B. 

Tuesday, March 24 — 8:00 p.m. — Bar 
Harbor High School, Bar Harbor 

Wednesday, March 25 — 8:00 p.m. — Wa- 
terville Junior High School, Water- 

Friday, April 3 — Simmons College, Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Saturday, April 4 — Wheelock College, 
Boston, Mass. 

Friday, April 17 — Lasell Junior College, 
Auburndale, Mass. 

Saturday, April 18 — Pembroke College, 
Providence, R. I. 

Saturday, May 2 — Bowdoin College (Cam- 
pus Concert with Wheelock) 

Thursday, May 14 — Evening — "Bow- 
doin Night at the Pops," Symphony 
Hall, Boston, Mass. 

years on the Board of Overseers. He has 
been a member of every building com- 
mittee at the College since 1927 and is 
presently a member of the Executive 
Committee, the Visiting Committee, and 
the Committee on the Planning of 
Buildings, among others. 

He is a senior vice president of Canal 
National Bank in Portland and was for 
many years president of the Portland 
Savings Bank. He is also a director of 
the West End Realty Company, J. B. 
Brown & Sons, P. H. & J. M. Brown 
Company, and the John Marshall Brown 
Company. For many years following his 
graduation in 1901 he was treasurer of 
the A. H. Berry Company and was later 
its president. 

Mr. Berry was awarded an honorary 
master of arts degree by Bowdoin in 
1931. The citation read at that time 

Harold L. Berry '01 

said, in part, "... chairman of the ori- 
ginal committee that started the Alumni 
Fund . . . generous, unselfish, held in 
deep affection by his classmates and 
friends. . . ." 

Mr. Allen, who was elected a mem- 
ber-at-large of the Alumni Council in 
1957, is a partner in the Portland law 
firm of Hutchinson, Pierce, Atwood & 
Allen. A member of the Cumberland 
County, Maine, and American Bar As- 
sociations, he is a director of the Rock- 
land-Rockport Lime Company and has 
served as chairman of the Portland Civil 
Service Commission. He is also treasurer 
and a trustee of Hebron Academy and 
a trustee of the Portland Savings Bank. 

A native of Portland and a graduate 
of Deering High School, Mr. Allen was 
captain of the track team and presi- 
dent of the Student Council at Bowdoin. 
In 1937 he received a doctor of juris- 
prudence degree from the University of 
Michigan Law School. For the next 
four years he was associated with the 
New York law firm of Sullivan & Crom- 
well before entering the United States 
Navy. He served as executive officer on 
the U. S. Acorn Seven in the South Pa- 
cific and was discharged as a lieutenant 
commander in 1945. 

Alumni Clubs 


Charles W. Allen '34 

About 25 alumni gathered at the Caribou 
Hotel in Caribou on December 16. Their 
guests were six subfreshmen and their fath- 
ers, as well as the principal and the guidance 
counsellor from Caribou High School. 

President Nal Barker '29 presided. Fol- 
lowing dinner Director of Admissions Rill 
Shaw '36 showed a group of color slides and 
commented on them. His general remarks 
were succeeded by a question and answer 
period, during which the subfreshmen, their 
parents, and area alumni were brought uj> 

lo date on the latest events at the College 
and various aspects of admissions at Bow- 


During January several subfreshmen meet- 
ings were held by alumni of the Greater 
Boston area in their homes. These small, 
informal gatherings were in Weston and 
Stonehani and on the North Shore and the 
South Shore. Interest has been good, and 
local alumni, subfreshman prospects, and the 


li () ]]' DO I X A I. U M X US 

Admissions Office are all enthusiastic about 
the results. 

On February 28, the Bowdoin Club of 
Boston will hold a ladies' night at the Wood- 
land Golf Club in Auburndale. Special 
guests will be President Coles, who will re- 
port on the state of the College, and Carl 
de Suze '38, who will present his popular 
illustrated talk, "Come to the Fair," based on 
pictures and impressions which he gathered 
in Europe last summer. 

"Bowdoin Night at the Pops" is set for 
Thursday, May 14. 


The Bowdoin Club of Chicago held an in- 
formal luncheon meeting on December 30. 
Professor George Quinby '23 was the special 
guest, and the local alumni who attended 
were Jay Sheesley '23, Harold Fish '25, Wal- 
ter Herrick '31, Arthur Fox '35, Dan Callahan 
'41, George Hutchings '43, Joe Woods '47, 
Don Buckingham '53, and Tom Dwight '54. 
An informal question and answer period was 
held in Jay Sheesley 's office following the 

On January 15 Director of Admissions 
Hubert Shaw '36 met a group of 20 alumni 
for an informal dinner at the Fred Harvey 
Restaurant. Following the meal there was 
an extended, informal discussion of Bowdoin 
admissions as well as ways in which Chicago 
alumni might help interest local boys in 
applying to Bowdoin. 


The Bowdoin Club of Cleveland held an 
informal luncheon at the Midday Club on 
November 28. About a dozen alumni and 
one subfreshman were present. Recent- 
graduate Pete Relic '58 and Alumni Office 
representative Pete Barnard '50 brought 
everyone up to date on current campus do- 
ings. Council Member Ollie Emerson '49 
called for ideas and comments on the Alumni 
Council's plans for an Alumni House. 

On December 22 a dozen alumni met at 
the University Club to entertain ten sub- 
freshmen and their fathers. Following a 
social hour and dinner, color slides of the 
campus were shown and commentary was 
supplied by Pete Relic '58. Club President 
Dick Woods '37 led an informal discussion, 
during which the subfreshmen and their 
fathers were able to learn more about the 

Plans are now going forward for an eve- 
ning meeting with Dean Kendrick on Wed- 
nesday, March 25. 


The officers and the Executive Committee 
of the Bowdoin Club of Connecticut gathered 
at the home of Ben Whitcomb '30 for an 
informal meeting on December 11. After 
discussing ideas about a proposed Alumni 
House at the College, they turned to the 
main business of the evening. 

About ten subfreshmen from (he area were 
guests. Pete Barnard '50 of the Alumni Of- 
fice stall showed a series of colored slides of 
the campus and undergraduate activities. 
He then answered the subfreshmen's ques- 
tions about Bowdoin and discussed the mat- 
ter of admissions with these prospects and 
also with the alumni who were present. 


LOS ANGELES — Monthly Luncheon — 
Hotel Statler — Tuesday, Feb- 
ruary 24, 12 noon. 

BOSTON — Annual Dinner (Alumni and 
Wives) — Woodland Golf Club, 
1897 Washington, Auburndale — 
Saturday evening, February 28. 

WASHINGTON — Monthly Luncheon — 
Lotus Restaurant — Tuesday, 
March 3, 12 noon. 

PORTLAND — Monthly Luncheon — Cum- 
berland Club — Wednesday, 
March 4, 12 noon. 

RHODE ISLAND (Providence) — Month- 
ly Luncheon — University Club 

— Wednesday, March 4, 12 noon. 

LOS ANGELES — Monthly Luncheon — 
Hotel Statler — Tuesday, March 
24, 12 noon. 

PITTSBURGH — Spring Meeting — Tues- 
day evening, March 24 — H-Y-P 
Club — 6:30 p.m. 

CLEVELAND — Spring Meeting — Wed- 
nesday evening, March 25. 

PORTLAND — Monthly Luncheon — Cum- 
berland Club — Wednesday, Ap- 
ril 1, 12 noon. 

RHODE ISLAND (Providence) — Monthly 
Luncheon — University Club — 
Wednesday, April 1, 12 noon. 

WASHINGTON — Spring Meeting — Thurs- 
day evening, April 2. 

BUFFALO — Spring Meeting — Friday ev- 
ening, April 3. 

CENTRAL NEW YORK — Spring Meeting 
(Alumni and Wives) — LeMoyne 
Manor in Liverpool — Saturday 
evening, April 4. 

WASHINGTON — Monthly Luncheon — 
Lotus Restaurant — Tuesday, Ap- 
ril 7, 12 noon. 

BOSTON — "Bowdoin Night at the Pops" 

— Symphony Hall — Thursday, 
May 14. 


On January 10 forty-five alumni, wives, 
and guests gathered at the Veteran's Me- 
morial Building in Detroit for a social hour 
and dinner. President Coles was the special 
guest from the campus. He showed color 
slides of the College and commented inform- 
ally on current happenings at Bowdoin. Elec- 
tions were held with the result that Stanley 
Dole jr. '47 is President, and William Bar- 
ney jr. '43 is Secretary -Treasurer. 


Professor Edwin Benjamin '37, Student 
Council President John Bird '59 (son of 
Club President Frederic Bird '30) , and Eu- 
gene Waters '59, President of the Senior 
Class and Captain of the 1958 varsity 
football team, were guests of the Knox- 
Lincoln-Waldo Bowdoin Club on November 
14. Alumni and their subfreshman guests 
gathered at the Knox Hotel in Thomaston 
for a social hour and dinner. The three 
representatives from the campus spoke in- 
formally following the meal. 


Richard Lamport '32 organized a meeting 
of Bowdoin men in Milwaukee and the sur- 
rounding area on January 9. The group's 
special guest was President Coles, who showed 
color slides of the campus and commented 
on the general state of the College. 

The 30 people who gathered at the Uni- 
versity Club to meet President Coles were 
alumni, wives, local schoolmen, and several 
subfreshmen. A number of alumni have in- 
dicated an interest in having more meetings 
in the Milwaukee area. 


The Bowdoin Club of New Hampshire 
held its fall meeting on November 14 at 
the New Hampshire Highway Hotel in Con- 
cord. About 35 alumni attended a social 
hour at six and a dinner at seven. Ten sub- 
freshmen were special guests of the club. 

After discussion of the proposed Alumni 
House at the College, Director of Admissions 
Bill Shaw '36 and Coach Nels Corey '39 spoke 
informally on current campus happenings. 


About 35 alumni met informally at the 
Gramatan Hotel in Bronxville on November 
18. President Ben Shute '31 called the meet- 
ing to order around 7:30. 

Director of Admissions Bill Shaw '36, the 
principal speaker of the evening, gave a fact- 
filled account of the present-day admissions 
situation, both in general terms and with 
specific reference to Bowdoin. He told about 
the great help given the College and the 
Admissions Office by a number of interested, 
informed alumni and spoke of plans to ex- 
pand such alumni help and participation. 
Pete Barnard '50 also made a few remarks, 
particularly about what various alumni 
groups are doing to interest subfreshmen 
candidates. He outlined what he hoped to 
accomplish in two trips he was then begin- 
ning for the Admissions and Alumni Offices. 

Refreshments were served during a long 
and lively question and answer period, which 
ended around eleven o'clock, although a few 
alumni lingered to talk to the campus visitors 
and among themselves. 


The North Shore Bowdoin Club held its 
fall dinner meeting at the Hawthorne Hotel 
in Salem on November 19. About 65 alumni 
and wives attended. 

Two faculty members were special guests 
of the group. Professor Reinhard Korgen 
showed his color slides taken in 1954 during 
his Arctic trip with Admiral Donald Mac- 
Millan '98 aboard the schooner Bowdoin. He, 
in turn, introduced Professor James Stoic r. 
who talked about current campus happen- 
ings and the nature of the present-day stu- 
dent at Bowdoin. 


The Bowdoin Club of Portland has begun 
holding regular luncheons at twelve noon 
on (he first Wednesday of every month at 
the Cumberland Club. Because accommoda- 
tions are limited to 30 or 40, alumni inter- 
ested in attending are asked to make their 



reservations with II Davison (Dave) Osgood 
u his Canal National Bank office SPruce 
Mli at least tun week in advance, 
Professoi Edwin Benjamin "M represented 
[in- College at the initial gathering on D< 
cembei 5. He discussed current campus hap 
penings Vssistanl Director ol Admissions 
Ruben Glovei '56, the group's second guesi 
on |anuary 7. talked aboui Bowdoin admis 
sions. *>n February I Professoi Philip Beam 
was the luncheon speaker, and on March I 
Professoi |ames Storei will address the group. 
Vice President Bela Norton '18 is scheduled 
to discuss the Developmenl Program al Bow 
doin on Vpril I. ami Professor LeRoy Grea 
Mm will talk aboui Bowdoin 's four summei 
institutes on Ma) <> 

N / / Ol /S 

\i .i dinnei meeting al Schneithorst's Res 
taurani on |anuary 8 President Coles visited 
alumni .mil wives in the St. Louis area. I en 
alumni and some of their wives attended the 
meeting: Dr. Herman Dreei '10, Mr. and 
Mrs. Donald Warren "26, Jack Goldman ,'f7. 
hid Morecombe '4S, Mi ami Mrs. Wallace 

Philoon '45i Earl Rosen '45, [ohnson Pool 
"49, George Schenck '50, Mi. ami Mis. Jay 
Carson '53, ami Mi. ami Mrs. Stephen Rule- 
's \s a result ot elections, Fred Morecombe 
in the new Convene) ami Council Member. 

ST. /'/ / ERSBl /.'(• 
Convener Charles "Doc" Lincoln '91 i<- 

pons thai IS showed up loi iht' Dee cm I lei 

luncheon, the largest turnout in a long time, 
I hose present were Fessenden "95, Carmichael 
"97, Marsion '99, Haley '07, Webster '10, 
Brummeti ll. Emerson 11. Pope '11, Red 
fern ll. Barbour '12, Skillin '12, Conani '13, 
Kenned) 'IS, Fogg mm. Mooers is. Cock- 
burn "25, and the Convener, A special guest 
was Mi. Beal, a University of Maine- gradu- 

On |anuai\ 15 the Si. Petersburg group 
gathered lor their third luncheon of the 
season. Sixteen were present, including a 
1920 graduate ol Dartmouth. Mr. C. E. 
\nlis. Bowdoin nun at the- luncheon were 
Convener Lincoln '91, Fessenden '95, Car- 
michael '97, Marston '99, Packard 04, Hale) 
(»7. Newman '09, Webster '10, Brummett 11, 

Pope ll. Redfern ll, Fogg Mil, Tarbox 
l I. Mooers '18, and Cockburn '25. 

II (>/,'(/ s / / /; 

Secretar) Cloyd small '20 reports that the 
Bowdoin Club ol Worcester held its fall 
meeting in the Megaron ol Worcester \ca 
demy on Novembei 24. President Ivan 
Spear II greeted a group of (>r>, including 
alumni, schoolmen, subfreshmen, and par- 
ents of undergraduates and subfreshmen. 

Director of Admissions Hubert Shaw "M> 

showed color slides of the <ani|>ns and told 

about life at the College. A comprehensive 
question and answei period ensued, during 
which subfreshmen, parents, and alumni 
asked about various aspects ol admissions 
and Bowdoin in general. Several alimini 
lingered lor an informal session. 

Worcester-area alumni joined local Smith 
alumnae to attend a combined Bowdoin- 
Smith Glee Club concert at Worcester Aea- 
dcitiv on December 5. Members of the Glee 
Club and local alumni were entertained by 
Headmaster William Piper '.'il following the 

Bowdoin Browsing 

This "Browsing" column has been written by 
Robert E. Dysingjr '44, Assistant Librarian at 
Bowdoin since September of 1957. A graduate 
of Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, 
N. Y., he served during World War II as a radio 
operator-gunner on a B-24 plane and took part in 
34 missions over Europe. He returned to Bow- 
doin after the war and received his degree, with 
honors in history, in 1946. 

After a year spent as a newspaper reporter and 
an advertising copy writer, Mr. Dysing^r studied 
from 1947 to 1949 at the University of Michigan 
and received a master of arts degree. He was a 
psychological counselor in Albany, N. Y., and an 
English teacher at New Gloucester High School 
before entering New York State College for Teach- 
ers - Library School in 1954. The following June 
he received a master of science in library science 
degree and went to Colby as a reference librarian. 

M i >. (.ereth in The Spoils of Poynton had, 
she admitted, "a proneness to be rendered 
unhappy In the presence of the dreadful." 
She was referring, of course, to the aesthe- 
tically dreadful, and that which could be 
seen with the human eye. The browser 
among hooks should, il seems to me, be 
equally vulnerable — to had taste in writ- 
ing, to me, at least, this is more a matter 
ol i he manner ol writing than of the sub- 
ject ol the- writing. In this browsing column 
I relet to scune recent novels b) Europeans 
which, far from "dreadful," are, rather, of 
line- taste — regardless of their respective sub- 
ject maitciN. 

Sebastian Dangerfield is the most delight- 
fully thoroughgoing cad I have met in some- 
time. He is the protagonist in a new novel 
hv j. I*. Donleavy. With very lew apparent 
cjualnis Mr. Dangerfield is faithless to his 
wife and child, is a drunkard, a spendthrift, 
a liar, a robber, and a near- murderer. J. P. 

Donleavy in his humorous, picaresque novel 
The Ginger Man, published two years ago 
in England and last year here, has written 
a work of verve, beauty, and originality. Don- 
leavy has bright poetic gifts. The language 
of the book is clean and disturbing, the fig- 
ures full drawn, rich, and very fallible. It 
is a book you can surely live with afterward 
— and wake up al night chuckling about, too, 
for that matter. 

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov's presently best 
selling treatise about a gentleman whose sex- 
ual desires are slightly off the norm, is cer- 
tainly a number of things. Nabokov, who in 
a postscript to Lolita maintains that his deep 
personal tragedy is that of having to sub- 
stitute a surely second-class brand of English 
for his hearty, mature, and idiomatic Rus- 
sian, protests too much. Few writers in Eng- 
lish, born to the language or not, have 
Nabokov's dexterity with a phrase; few can 
so faultlessly evoke the perfect word. Lolita, 
though professedly a bit of erotica, actually 
seldom is. It is much more a belly-shaking 
lampoon of our mores and institutions. It 
is, incidentally, it seems to me, an excellent 
portrait of a psychically disturbed individual. 
Are humor, satire, erotica, and serious por- 
traiture incompatible? I think not. There 
are faults in the book, of course. First, it 
is just too long, and second, having started 
to be satirical about our stupidities, Nabokov 
reins up, rather than driving as hard as he 

Much better is his more recent Pnin, 
which has many of the same elements. Pro 
lessor Pnin is one of the most satisfying 
characters in fiction. At odds with America 
through nothing al all but his inherent in- 
eptitude, he is as surely at sea as is the 
gentleman in Lolita. With a brush of keen 
humor Nabokov creates the atmosphere of 
craft and inability, of ambition and pretense, 
of the American college — and does it again 

in his cleft and telling style. Pnin deserves 
to be better known. 

Nabokov's Dozen, a recent collection of Mr. 
Nabokov's short stories, again has the per- 
fectly controlled, precise, and unique langu- 
age. The stories themselves exhibit his habit 
of creeping up on the point — from behind. 
One that stands out in my memory is a 
tender, delightful story of childhood, "First 
Love," full of grace notes and echoes that 
conjure up the pasts among which every 
man lives. The volume is a valuable gath- 
ering-together of fugitive Nabokov pieces. 

The (-ill Beneath the Lion by Andre 
l'ieyre de Mandiargues is the first publication 
in the United States of the work of a well- 
known young French writer. It is an unusual 
novel, a hymn to nature, to the glory of 
awakening sexuality in a girl of perhaps 
eighteen. Poetic, sensuous, mystical, it is, 
on the surface, as evocative to the senses as 
Ravel's Bolero. The work cannot be viewed 
realistically, in the sense of the everyday 
world. The plot is highly improbable; the 
central figure of the girl is a vehicle only, a 
most effective method of vitalizing this poem, 
l'ieyre de Mandiargues has written a mystical 
song of nature, romantic, sensuous, fragrant 
as a flower. 

Very impressive is Igna/io Silone's The 
Secret of Luca, a deceptively simply told 
story of love and tragedy among the moun- 
tain peasants of I fie Abruzzi in Italy. Silone's 
major concern is with human character, with 
the unbreakable spirit of man, and with the 
alchemy such spirit can work on even the 
most bleakly pretentious and material person. 

Finally, in a second novel of Italy, Roger 
Vailland's The Lair, there is created a stark, 
seamy portrait of sexual decadence and the 
struggle for survival in southern Italy, a 
country which apparently is amazingly suited 
to illustrating Vailland's theory thai to the 
ruthless and powerful comes the best in life. 


/{ o ir i) o i x a /. u M x t/s 

Evidences Of The Massachusetts Hall Cupola 

By Roger Howell jr. '58 

Recent interest in the restoration of Massachusetts Hall, 
oldest existing building on the Bowdoin campus, has brought 
with it a number of interesting problems. The chief of these 
problems concerns the cupola which apparently once adorned 
the top of the building. Considerable confusion has arisen 
over the cupola, extending beyond doubt about its shape and 
size to doubt of its very existence. 

Examination by the college architects of the existing beams 
in the roof of Massachusetts Hall has apparently failed to 
uncover anything definite about the nature of the cupola. 
Actually such examination has even failed to determine 
whether the cupola existed. But such a condition should 
not be assumed to prove that the structure never was there. 
There have been so many alterations to the building since 
its initial construction that even in its outward form it does 
not look much like the original. Greater suspicion has been 
aroused by the one source which would apparently determine 
the nature of the cupola, the famous print of the College 
dated in various years from 1821 to 1823- This somewhat 
paradoxical situation is due to several factors. In the first 
place, the multiplicity of dates for an identical view of the 
College seems strange. Of the three "different" views I have 
seen, the only difference is in the color of one doorway; it 
appears white in two of the views, dark in the other, certainly 
a minor difference. The composition of all three is the same, 
even down to the treatment of animals in the prints. 

The chief doubt has been raised by a passage in Little's 
Historical Sketch of the College, which was published in 
1894. He wrote (p. 38): "the belfry that then adorned it 
(Massachusetts Hall) was removed when the old chapel was 
enlarged in 1818." Yet in these views of the College, none 
dated earlier than three years after this, the structure on top 
of Massachusetts Hall, which Mr. Little referred to as "the 
belfry," is plainly visible along with the enlarged chapel. The 
discrepancy here casts doubt on the value of the views as a 
source of proof. This doubt is heightened by an investiga- 
tion of the records of the Trustees up to 1822, for no mention 
is made of a cupola on Massachusetts Hall even though such 
things as the laying of planks from the College to the chapel 
are carefully noted (October 23, 1805). 

A problem of this sort seemed to have only one solution — 
a careful examination of the college records on Massachu- 
setts Hall from the founding of Bowdoin until the 1840's 
The latter date was chosen because by then another view of 
the College had been made showing the building without 
a cupola. It would seem safe to conclude before starting 
that, if no mention could be found by that time, there was 
never a cupola on Massachusetts Hall and that the 1821-1823 
view of the College was a fanciful recreation from the artist's 

On July 18, 1796, the Trustees of the College met in 
Brunswick "to agree upon a spot in the town of Brunswick 
whereon to erect suitable buildings for the College." The 
following day they voted to erect a structure of brick one 
hundred feet long, forty feet wide, and four stories high with 
a cellar. This was agreed to by the Overseers, but by the 
following May it had become apparent that such a building 
would be "very expensive and probably not be completed 
(sic) for some years to come." It was accordingly voted to 
erect immediately a house for the president forty-eight feet 
in length and thirty-eight feet wide. The Overseers would 
not agree to such a plan, but "a Committee of Conference on 
the erection of a building" was formed. They, unfortunately, 
recommended a building of the same proportions making 
only the minor refinement that it was to be of wood. Again 

the plan was rejected. It was not until November 7, 1797, 
that agreement was reached. On that day it was voted 
"that a brick building be erected fifty feet by forty, three 
stories high with a cellar under the whole for the President's 
House and to accommodate a few students before the College 
is erected." 

Although $2400 was appropriated for the construction, 
difficulties arose almost immediately. Financial troubles made 
it impossible for the treasurer to pay this sum. On the 
twentieth of May, 1801, the records note that the agent 
chosen to finish the building "should cause it to be completed 
in a plain manner according to the finishing of Hollis Hall 
(Cambridge) and that he should make all his contracts both 
for labor and materials for payment in cash only in order 
that the building may be finished in the cheapest manner." 
On the fourth of November following, further modifications 
were made, but on September 1, 1802, the building was 
finished enough that the Trustees met at "the College House" 
and at that time voted to name it Massachusetts Hall. In 
the years that followed until 1818, there are mentions of 
further construction and renovation on the building, but 
there is no mention of any cupola. The existence of the 
cupola was beginning to appear somewhat doubtful until 
the first break in the research was made in the entry for 
May 19, 1818. On that day it was voted to remove the 
college bell from the roof of Massachusetts Hall and to at- 
tach it to the chapel. It was further voted to fit the chapel 
with a "tower" to receive the bell. This entry indicated two 
things. In the first place, the sentence in Little's Historical 
Sketch which mentioned removal of a belfry from the top 
of Massachusetts Hall on this date was not accurate as only 
the bell was removed. In the second place, it did not seem 
especially far-fetched to imagine that, if a tower was neces- 
sary to receive the bell on the chapel, a tower of some sort 
might also have been necessary on Massachusetts Hall. This 
was still scant ground for asserting that the cupola had existed 
in view of the complete lack of any other evidence outside 
of the views of the College. 

Between 1818 and 1830 there are further references to 
construction on the building, but none of them shed any 
light on the problem of the cupola. But on August 31, 
1830, a passage was written into the records of the Trustees 
which provided the conclusive piece of evidence. On that 
day it was voted "that a sum not exceeding sixty dollars be 
appropriated to new shingle Massachusetts Hall and to re- 
move the cupola on the same." A check of the records well 
past the predetermined terminal date of 1840 failed to show 
any further references to a cupola, so it can be safely as- 
sumed that the removal was effected without difficulty. It 
does seem somewhat strange that there should be only this 
one mention of the cupola in the records, but this mention 
alone seems to be sufficient proof of its existence, and., when 
coupled with the conjectures made about the entry for May 
19, 1818, it seems conclusive. 

The second major problem of what the cupola looked like 
still remains. It does not seem to be solvable on the basis 
of the information in the records. The views of the College 
should also probably not be taken too literally. While they 
seem true in their major outward aspects, there is still en- 
ough of a tinge of doubt about them to render them some- 
what dubious sources. The cupola may have been exactly 
as it is pictured there; more likely, it was similar to what is 
pictured. The problem of constructing a suitable cupola for 
Massachusetts Hall would seem to rest almost solely at the 
discretion of the college architects. 

FEBRUARY 19 5 9 



MlXVlN I COPELAND, And Mark tin I hi. 
Slot) of tlii Harvard Business School; 
1 mli Brown x < o . 1958; pp 542; |6.00. 

rhe Harvard Business school celebrated i i ^ 
50th anniversary in 1958, Fortunately i<m 
the School, MeJvin l Copeland, Bowdoin 
1906, took the occasion to tell its m»m\ From 
the vantage point ol a lifetime ol service on 
us faculty, from which he retired in 1958 
Foi ovei fort) years he played an important 
l>.ui under three deans in shaping the chai 
actei .md destinies of the Business School. 
Hi me. he could speak with a knowledge pos- 
sessed i>v no other living man regarding the 
development ol education for business al 
Harvard, from a halting, uncertain beginning 
to its present strong position among the pro- 
fessional Schools of the University. 

While i lu- stud) is lull ol reference to 
the people who played important roles in 
the history of the School, emphasis, so far 
.is personalities are concerned, lias been 
placed primarily upon the three Deans. (,a\. 
Donham, and David, under whom Copeland 

served and to whose administrative leadership 
the growth in si/e and prestige of the School 
is in huge measure duv. I he value of the 
hook >cs[s not so much in Copeland's putting 
down for posterity anecdotes and appraisal of 
the actors in the School's history, interesting 
(hough these are, as in his recording and ap- 
praising what was done In a group of edu- 
cators in pioneering a professional school in a 
held new to education. Copeland calls his 
woik a "case stuch" of an educational ven- 
ture. It is a study of educational ideas, of 
hold and imaginative educational adminis- 
tration, and of pioneering in curricular de- 
velopment. His recording and appraisal may 
well be looked upon as a contribution to the 
history of education. 

I he idea of establishing a school to teach 
business at Harvard at the turn of the 
century met with little academic or business 
support, vet those who guided Harvard's 
destinies in the hist decade had the vision 
to see the need for professional education for 
business. An ever-increasing number of col- 
lege graduates were going into business. 
Business was becoming more complex, its 
organizations larger, and its management in- 
creasingly separated from ownership. 

The concept of a school of business, such 
as has evolved, was set forth with almost pro 
phctic vision in a letter from A. Lawrence 
Lowell to Professor Taussig, who was chair- 
man of the committee considering the estab- 
lishment of a School for Public and Private 
Business. Lowell expressed the conviction 
that there was opportunity for success, if 
not a department, but a separate school with 
a separate facultv were established "whose ob- 
jec t woidd be purely to train men for their 
careers, as the Law and Medical schools do." 
He called attention to the fact that the Har- 
vard Law School taught its students, not 
jurisprudence, but how to be practicing law- 
yers. In turn, he said, "we must take men 
without regard to what they have studied in 
College, and we must leach them business, 
not political economy." 

I he School started on a modest scale, in- 
deed, with a monetary backing of only 

£25,000 a year Foi a five-yeai period, I he 

Inst i |. inn had _'l reglllai students. I he fat 
ultv laced the difficult task <il determining 
what should be taught, foi the held was 

"Doc" Copeland unfolds the story. Firsl 

tame the decade ol groundwork under Dean 
(..iv. dining which the lacullv had to leain 
how to provide instruction in business ad 

ministration, l he Bureau of Business Re 
search was established, and the factual ap- 
proach upon which instruction has rested 
came into being, Here was suited the recip 

local influence between the School and busi- 
ness which has been constantly enlarged. 
I here follows the record of the great e\ 

pansion in research, curricular development, 

si/c of School, and influence under the 
dynamic leadership ol Deans Donham and 
David. 1 he- School grew until now it has 
si\ separate educational programs and a stu- 
dent body ol some 1700 men. The tra- 
dition firmly established under the (hrec 
deans was that of continuous experiment 
and trial of new ideas. 

To Copeland the most impressing aspect 
ol the venture is that "a great University 
with the highest scholastic traditions had 
the vision to see the ncct.\ lor professional 
education for business, and the courage to 
undertake to bridge the gap between the 
scholarly world and the world of trade." 
I he many unsolved problems are indicated, 
particularly the need for continuing effort 
on how best to utilize and teach in a school 
of administration the developments in other 
disciplines of significance to business. It is 
dear that business education is still in a 
pioneering stage. Fifty years is a short time 
in the development of any field. 

Neil H. Borden 

John Louis Darbelnkt and Jean Paul 
Vinay, Stylistique Comparee du Francois et 
de V Anglais; Mdthode dp Traduction; Didier, 
Paris, and Beauchemin, Montreal, 1958; pp. 
331; 1800 francs, $5.00. 

This distinguished volume is the Inst of a 
series in French entitled the Bibliotheque de 
Stylistique Comparer, under the general edi- 
torship of A. Malblanc. The Stylistique 
Comparee du Francais el de I'Anglais is a 
textbook, but that catch-all term requires 
further explanation here. The basis of the 
work is the principles and methods of Saus- 
sure and Bally, developed with a wide range 
of reference to later French and English 
studies in linguistics. In the course of classi- 
fication and analysis, the authors offer refine- 
ments on earlier models and move on to 
make their own contributions to the field. 
We have here the work of scholars who have 
a grasp of the French and English languages 
through living in and observing both worlds. 
In addition, their experience of life in 
Canada has made them peculiarly alert to 
the problems of a mixed /one, where linguis- 
tic colors tend to run together, just as they 
do in an uncertain translation. 

I he Inst aim ol Messrs. Darbelnet and 
Vinay is to place French-English translation 

in a frame of linguistics. I here is an intro- 
ductory section which oilers a glossary of 
terms, followed bv detailed and systematic 
exposition ol the principles of linguistic 

analysis and methods ol translation. The 

techniques of analysis are next applied in a 

meticulous and organized way to a compari 
son ol French and English in sections de- 
voted to (1) Lexique (Vocabulary), (II) 
Agencement (Syntax), and (III) Message 
(Totality ol Meaning). With each section, 
areas of comparison are increasingly com- 
plex. A useful appendix oilers I i c uc h -Eng- 
lish and English-French texts annotated in 
accordance- with the method that has been 
developed. I here is an excellent selective 
bibliography. In addition, it would be help- 
ful to have- an index of examples. 

The book will find a natural public among 
advanced students and professional transla- 
tors, French and English-speaking alike. The 
Stylistique Comparie is, ol course, unabashed- 
ly technical; it demands of those who turn 
to it a willingness to master linguistic term- 
inology. But translation is a rigorous dis- 
cipline, as its authors point out, atul its 
practitioners need precision tools. 

It is with a sense of form and dramatic: 
demonstration that Messrs. Darbelnet and 
Vinay conclude their presentation by chal- 
lenging the argument of that celebrated 
writer and translator, Andre Gidc. They are 
able to show that Gidc in his "Lettrc sur 
les Traductions" is caught, like our students, 
in the false dilemma of the "free translation" 
(good) opposed to the "literal translation" 
(bad) . The real distinction that must be 
made is between the exact and the inexact 
translation. Agreed! What Gide fuddles as 
"cheating" they have demonstrated to be 
legitimate techniques for rendering one 
language into another. In defense of Gide 
it must be said that his preoccupation is 
with the achievement of high style in the 
great translation, which must ideally match 
its model and attain the agreeable as well as 
the useful. But Messrs. Darbelnet and Vinay 
are rightly impatient with translators who 
defend their blunders and incoherence in the 
name of art. They insist that the translator 
first learn his craft. It is a formula good for 
any artist. 

It would be a disservice to the Stylistique 
Comparee to imply that its authors confine 
themselves to painstaking linguistic: masonry. 
They are convinced that translation is a 
technique of investigation, that comparison 
is a key to understanding the characteristics 
of a language and the essential character of a 
people. They quote with approval J. G. 
Weightman: "I often feel that anthropolo- 
gists, by making a careful comparison of the 
languages of Dover and Calais, could long 
ago have discovered truths that they only 
brought to light recently by going all the 
way to the South Sea Islands." 

The authors offer examples of the prefer- 
ence of English-speaking peoples for the 
familiar, the concrete, and the dynamic; 
that of the French lor the formal, the ab- 
stract, and the static. So "airlift'' becomes 
jionl aerien. I note with the pleasure of recog- 
nition the French tendency to employ a 


B () II' I) () I .V A L U M X T S 

learned word in contrast to the simpler Eng- 
lish choice: rancours hippique for "horse 
show"; empreintes digitales for "finger- 
prints"; can potable for "drinking water." 
Hence, I suppose, that tone of a philosopher 
people that echoes through French speech. 
1 am reminded of the explanation I was once 
given in France concerning the high cost of 
zipper repair. As a French specialist in that 
minor art handed me my overnight bag, its 
zipper now better than new, she remarked, 
"Vous save/., monsieur, pour le profane* ca 
n'a lair de rien!" 

In method and scope the Darbelnet-Vinay 
work seems to be alone in its field in France. 
It can make a real contribution in the de- 
velopment of translators in English and 
French who will know what they are about. 
It is understandable, therefore, that immedi- 
ately upon publication the Stylistique Com- 
pared has come to the attention of teachers 
at the Sorbonne, where it is to be used in 
the training of students who have completed 
their baccalaureat. 
*Translator's note: to the laity 

Jeffrey J. Carre 

Milton M. Gordon, Social Class in Ameri- 
can Sociology: Duke University Press, 1958; 
pp. xiii, 281; $6.00. 

What are the chances of "getting ahead" 
in the United States? Is America a middle 
class society? Or a classless society? A gen- 
eration ago the answers to such questions 
were provided by ideology or the "American 
dream." Although the idealization of com- 
petition implied inequality of rewards, there 
was little interest even among professional 
scholars in investigating in detail the ways 
in which prestige, wealth, and power tend to 
vary concomitantly, to be mutually converti- 
ble, and to be transmitted 'rom one genera- 
tion to another. The whole topic seemed 
somehow undemocratic. Even today the 
claim is occasionally heard that America is 
a classless society. 

All this has changed in the years since the 
First World War. Numerous studies, begin- 
ning in the middle 1920's, have documented 
the existence of an American class structure 
and described its characteristics with ever- 
increasing precision. In recent years research 
in this field has grown so voluminous that 
much important work is bound to escape the 
attention of all but the most devoted special- 
ist. Professor Gordon has set himself the 
task of summarizing, systematizing, and critic- 
ally analyzing this literature. He has suc- 
ceeded admirably. 

The ecological studies of the 'twenties 
which showed unexpected regularities in the 
spatial distribution of a variety of social 
characteristics provide a starting point, fol- 
lowed by the Lynds' classic investigations of 
"Middletown," Warner's studies of "Yankee 
City," and monographs dealing with the 
pseudonymous communities of "Jonesville," 
"Plainvillc," "Southerntown," et al. While 
the number of identifiable social classes 
varies, friendship patterns, organization mem- 
berships, marriages, styles of life, and a long 
list of other characteristics clearly tend to 
cluster in distinctive arrays which are hier- 
archically related to one another. Both the 
similarities and the differences among widely 
separated communities have been well docu- 

One of the most interesting conclusions 
drawn from these studies is the importance 
of the double handicapping to which lower 
class children are subjected — they start off 
life at a lower initial position, and they are 
systematically, although unconsciously, dis- 
criminated against by the social institutions 
which provide channels for upward mobility. 
Thus the chances that a lower class child 
will complete his education are drastically 
lower than the chances of a middle or upper 
class child of comparable ability, even when 
economic factors are excluded from consid- 
eration. Culturally acquired behavior pat- 
terns militate effectively against success. The 
waste of critically needed talent is apparent. 

Closely related is the controversial question 
of whether or not opportunities for upward 
mobility are declining. The answer is yes 
and no. There has been a significant decline 
in the average improvement between first 
job and last job in the average career. Par- 
ticularly important has been the growing 
practice of recruiting management above the 
rank of foreman from outside the plant 
rather than from among the workers. The 
level of foreman thus has come to constitute 
a ceiling on the aspirations of the individual 
worker. This has doubtless been a major 
factor in the successful appeal for collective 
action made by labor unions. 

On the other hand, if we compare inter- 
generational mobility (e.g., son's highest job 
with father's highest job) , we find no evi- 
dence of a decline in upward movement. 
The net result is that more and more mobil- 
ity takes place before the individual even 
enters the labor force, less and less after he 
takes his first job. The road from "rags to 
riches" no longer is so much hard work, but 
education. We may readily note the effect 
of this on attitudes toward both hard work 
and education. 

Professor Gordon has written a book which 
is comprehensive, careful, and incisive. In 
doing so he has performed an important 
service for every serious student of American 
social structure. I shall conclude this review 
by quoting his tribute to a former member 
of the Bowdoin faculty, Dr. Elbridge Sibley. 
"The high standards of scholarship which he 
set and displayed personally while a teacher 
at Bowdoin College made such an impression 
on this then undergraduate that he has since 
attempted to follow them. Whatever the 
success of his efforts, this occasion allows a 
former pupil to express publicly what (it is 
of sociological interest to note) can hardly 
be said privately and directly without em- 
barrassment." In the judgment of this re- 
viewer, the scholarship displayed in this 
volume is the worthiest of tributes to the 
teacher and the author. 

Leighton van Nort 

Louis O. Coxe, The Wilderness and Other 
Poems: University of Minnesota Press, 1958; 
pp. 68; $2.50. 

This is Professor Coxe's third volume of 
verse, a slim book that is thick with mean- 
ing. In some ways it is an advantage not to 
be a friend of the poet: this allows one lo 
find the man and his ideas in the poems 
themselves without having the curse-blessing 
of fitting an analysis to a preconceived no- 
tion of the man or of writing it with an eye 

to friendship rather than to honesty. Mr. 
Coxe and I have only a nodding acquaint- 
ance up to now. Perhaps my remarks will 
lead to more than nodding. 

When first I dipped into these poems, I 
thought I might have made a mistake. Some 
were obviously good, but some were real 
puzzlers. (If one doesn't understand cer- 
tain poetry, he can always shout "Obscur- 
ity!" and run for cover, but that isn't neces- 
sarily a true analysis.) Further considera- 
tion and rereading of this verse leads me to 
believe that most of it is quite good; these 
poems bear up under return visits because 
they are thought-provoking and interesting. 
I look forward to reading more of Mr. Coxe's 

A careful examination of some of these 
lyrics lets the reader know that the poet is 
part of his surroundings. Present-day Bruns- 
wick and its environs find reflection in these 
poems. There is the seashore (Casco Bav 
and Seguin Light) , the near-by Naval Air 
Station (jets and radar search planes) , and 
even the Maine Central Railroad (complete 
with diesel and an overpass— perhaps the 
one on Federal Street) . 

This is not regional verse, however. This 
is thoughtful, thought-provoking poetry. It 
is not "entertaining" (in the worst sense of 
the word) , but it is stimulating. The poet 
projects ideas, suggestions, and questions 
about Life: fate and will, age and youth, 
death, materialism, love, and even the alone- 
ness of childhood. As should be the case, 
the poetry is not encumbered by form or 
pattern. The poet uses both rhyme and 
free verse, and often he writes four-and five- 
stanza lyrics (usually four or six lines to 
the stanza) , but he never allows an artificial 
edifice to obscure his ideas and meanings. 

Nevertheless, this is poetry. It stands the 
acid test— it can be read aloud and enjoyed. 
It is musical and it is somewhat different. 
Mr. Coxe, obviously well aware that the ar- 
tist's use of language is one of the most in- 
teresting aspects of poetry, is not afraid of 
a "lapstraked boat," "weather-stripping," or 
a "driveway," things one does not ordinar- 
ily look for in a poem. He is intrigued by 
"vector" and "diesel." Some of his images 
are really first-rate: "The eye sinks higher 
in a well of blue" . . . "We hear of dying 
like the sea in shells" . . . "paddlers pump- 
ing like a clockwork toy" . . . "we pluck for 
attention at the shift of truth" . . . and 
"Autumn sighed a last and western breath." 

Several lyrics in this collection continue fo 
elude me, I must confess, which may be be- 
cause the poet is occasionally too vague and 
obscure. Perhaps I am at fault. Not con- 
tent lo be stymied, I intend to keep after 
these poems to see if I can unravel them. 

On a more positive note, I must recom- 
mend several of these verses for special at- 
tention: "The Old Ones," "Watching Bird," 
"Fall of Leaf," and "Between Worlds." Par- 
ticularly pleasing and evocative is "For Mv 
Son's Birthday," a note on generations and 
continuity, a remembrance of things past. 
a hope for the future. 

"The Wilderness," a long narrative poem, 
comprises the last third of this volume. 
Narrative poetry is written less often todav 
than it was formerly, but Mr. Coxe has 
(lone a fine job of writing fresh, modem lice 
verse to tell an old and somewhat didactii 
tale. Two Jesuit priests, Duclos and Ron 
ville, are given missionary assignments to 

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Indians i>i northern Maine .mil southern 
i anada. French Indians are set against i ng 
lish Indians Missionary teal encompasses 
not >>mI\ Christianit) bui empire) as well. 
One sees t the end does not justify the 
means. Dtulos in casi in the major role, and 
because Mi Coxe knows thai .1 star) with 
out .1 deepei me. mini; is an uncultivated 
plot, he sees the whole episode as another 
chance t«'i man to make 1 choice and then 
reap the harvest, rhe poem is musical and 
Free-flowing; the readei is never really con- 
scious ol ilu- poetic Form. w is proper, he 
is concerned with the story and the ideas ii 
carries \^ i t Ii it. He may find Mr. Coxe sing 
ing both alpha and omega, for the opening 
lines i>l the poem can be both a prologue 
and an epilogue: 

Men in their times shape towards a 

\ isioned end: 
Moving u> stars, transistors, shapes of 

()i shuddering to three trows on the wind, 
I hey an- blessed i>\ priests. Vnd as a 

whimpering child 
Will tug one corner of his mother's dress 
I ill the whole garment hangs awry, so we 
Pluck for attention at the shili of truth- 
Seeking no image of the world seen whole, 
Onh a corner lit l>\ vision, dream, 
B\ fire of sell alight with its desire. 

Peter (.. Barnard 

(iivkiis Mercendahl, The Bramble Bush: 
(.. P. Putnam, New York, 1958; pp. 382; 
• 95. 

( harlie Mergendahl's tenth novel is can- 
didly, and therefore honorably, commercial in 
its intention. Since it is the work of a sea- 
soned and skillful professional, the book has 
merited, and has won. a measure of the kind 
of success for which it was designed: a time 
on the bestseller list, impressive secondary 
tights salts, and creation of an opportunity 
for its author to make, for a time, a career 
out of developing its potential and his own 
in another field, in this case as screenwriter. 
The book has in it. inevitably, those elements 
of contrivance, one-dimensional character, 
and sentimentalization of setting which are 
the immemorial components of popular story- 
telling, but they are resourcefully exploited 
in clean prose and with generally successful 
elfett. so that whatever one's feeling about 
books of its kind in general, one acknowl- 
edges with pleasure that The Bramble Bush 
is an eminent particular example. 

lo deal first with the general kind of 
book, and with m\ individual feeling about 
it. it has never seemed to me that the house 
of fiction must be composed entirely of gal- 
leries; there are and should be counting 
rooms as well. Those of us who aspire to 
occupy the former owe a good deal to those 
who locate their talents where more money 
is For without commercial novels, fiction 
would be a far smaller house, a cottage per- 
haps like poetry, and the grandeur, financial 
as well as aitistic. which a talent as large 
as Hemingway's or Faulkner's may attain in 
these days of our culture would be quite 

I his is not to sa\ that I urge those who 
follow serious fiction seriously to read The 
Bramble Bush; it is not a serious work nor 
is it meant to be. It is, on the other hand, 
and we come now to its eminence as particu- 

1.11 example, considerably bettei written and 

more smoothly plotted than sue h olhci novels 

of us kind as 1 have read recently , 

I'he publishers <>! The Bramble Bush, for 
example, invite a comparison with Peyton 
Plan; thej are wise to do so. Peyton Place 
is .1 1, 11 inferioi commodity, it is sloppily 
written, unevenly plotted, and not very in 
telligent, relying on a kind of catalogue <>i 
perversions .\\\A a trite literary rebelliousness, 
rathei than on dramatization ol its material. 
i" interest us readers. I he attitudes of The 
Bramble Bush are trite, perhaps such 

triteness is one ol the necessary limits of its 

kind of book but it is no catalogue: when 

it deals, as it frequently does, with small 
town sexuality, the episodes succeed as narra- 
tive and their nature is. moreover, under- 
stood b) the author. They, and the non- 
sexual episodes as well which are con- 
cerned with the life and problems of a Cape 
Cod physician impelled towards an act of 
euthanasia ■- are subordinated to plot by a 
disciplined man who is in full control of 
both his material and his prose. 

Mergendahl '41 

If one is to write popular fiction, it is 
surely better to do it well than badly. With 
The Bramble Bush, Charlie Mergendahl 
demonstrates that he knows his craft, and 
this, from one writer of another, is not small 

Vance Bourjailv 



Mf.lvin T. Copeland '06 is George Fisher 
Baker Professor of Administration, Emeritus, 
at the Harvard Business School, with which 
he has been associated since the second year 
of its existence. A Trustee of Bowdoin since 
1947, he is the author of six other books on 
different phases of business. 

John Louis, Agrcge de I'Univer- 
site, has been Professor of French at Bowdoin 
since 1946. 

Mil ion M. Gordon '39 is currently Visiting 
Associate Professor of Sociology at Wellesley 
College and is also giving a seminar at Brown 

Louis O. Coxe, who joined the Bowdoin 
faculty in 1955, is now Pierce Professor of 
English. A graduate of Princeton University, 
he has also taught at the Brooks School, the 
Lawrenceville School, Harvard College, and 

the University of Minnesota. He is the 
author ol two earlier volumes of verse and 
co-author ol the play Billy Budd, 

Charles Mergendahl 11 is now in Holly- 
wood preparing a motion picture version of 
The Bramble Bush. 



Neij II. Borden, a graduate ol the- Univer- 
sity of Colorado, has been associated with the 
Harvard Business School since he received 
his M.B.A. degree in 1922. As Professor of 
Marketing and Advertising, he has been a 
long time associate of Dr. Copeland and has 
seen the School develop from its infancy to 
its present leading position. Professor Bor- 
den is himself the author of a number of 
books, among which are Economic Effects of 
Advertising; Advertising, Text and Cases; 
and Problems in Advertising. Not the least 
of his many distinctions is that of being the 
grandfather of Jay Borden (age nine 
months) , son of John and Mimi Leith Bor- 

Jeffrey J. Carre '40, Ph.D. (Columbia) , 
is Associate Professor of Romance Languages 
at Bowdoin. 

Leighton van Nori, who holds degrees 
from the University of Pennsylvania and 
Princeton, is Assistant Professor of Sociology 
at. Bowdoin. 

Peter C. Barnard '50, Administrative As 
sistant in the Alumni Office since August of 
1957, holds his master's degree from Middle- 
bury College's Bread Loaf School of English 
and was for six years an English instructor 
at the University School for Boys in Shaker 
Heights, Ohio. 

Vance Bourjailv '44 is the author of the 
recently published novel Violated, which was 
reviewed in the October issue of the Alum- 
nus by Charles Mergendahl '41. 


Douglas Carmichael '44 is the author of 
"Autonomy and Order," which appeared in 
the July 17, 1958, issue of the Journal of 

A. Carleton Andrews '26, a member of the 
faculty at the University of Miami in Florida, 
is the author of "The parsnip as a food in 
the classical era," published in Classical 
Philology. 53 (1958) , pp. 145-152. He has 
also written two articles for the forthcoming 
volume of Osiris, a memorial volume in com- 
memoration of George Sarton, "Thyme as a 
condiment in the Graeco- Roman era" and 
"The mints of the Creeks and the Romans." 
In addition, his detailed analysis of Jacque 
Andre's "Lexique des termes de botanique en 
latin" will appear in the next issue of the 
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sci- 
ences, and an article "Ernahrung" will be 
printed in the next Heft of the Reallexikon 
fur Aniike und Chrislentum . 

Neale Howard '37 is the author of Hand- 
book for Observing the Satellites, published 
recently by the Thomas Y. Crowcll Company. 

California Lands — Ownership, Use, and 
Management by Samuel T. Dana '04 and 
The Angry Scar by Hodding Carter '27 will 
be reviewed in forthcoming issues of the 




more than fifty years a physician and sur- 
geon in Augusta, died on November 24, 1958, at 
the home of his daughter in Jackson Heights, Long 
Island, N. Y. Born on December 10, 1867, in 
Augusta, he prepared at Cony High School and 
following his graduation in 1890 studied for a year 
at the Maine Medical School. He was graduated 
from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 

1893 and did post-graduate study in London, 
Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. He set up prac- 
tice in Augusta in 1893 and specialized in eye, 
ear, nose, and throat, serving as a consulting 
opthalmologist at Gardiner General Hospital, Sis- 
ters Hospital in Waterville, Augusta State Hos- 
pital, Augusta General Hospital, and the Togus 
Veterans' Hospital. He performed the first bron- 
choscopy ever done in Maine, removing an open 
safety pin from the lung of a young girl without 
scarring the lung tissue. For 25 years he was 
the only doctor in Maine equipped for specializing 
in endoscopic work. 

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 
Dr. Turner retired to Boothbay Harbor in 1947. 
He is survived by a son, Dr. Rodney D. Turner '20, 
and a daughter, Miss Madeleine Turner. His 
fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

1892 THOMAS FLINT NICHOLS, a. retired min- 
ing and bridge engineer, died on December 
12, 1958, in Utica, N. Y., at the age of 88. Born 
on November 10, 1870, in Pownal, he was the 
son of Charles L. Nichols of the Class of 1857 
and prepared at Freeport High School. Following 
his graduation in 1892 he studied at Clark Uni- 
versity and received a doctor of philosophy de- 
gree three years later. After teaching mathematics 
for a year at the University of Wisconsin, he 
became assistant professor of mathematics at 
Hamilton College. In 1906 he was named an 
assistant engineer for the state of New York. Two 
years later he went to Arizona as a mining en- 
gineer, worked for the state of Arizona from 
1912 until 1920, and then returned to New York 
as a bridge engineer, again with the state. He 
retired in 1939. A member of the American Con- 
crete Institute and the Society of Professional 
Engineers, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice 
Root Nichols, whom he married in Clinton, N. Y., 
on December 20, 1900. He was a member of 
Theta Delta Chi and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. 

1894 ARTHUR CHAPMAN, retired justice of 
the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, died 

in Portland on January 5, 1959, at the age of 
85. Born in Deering on August 6, 1873, he pre- 
pared at Deering High School and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin taught school for a 
year in Detroit, Mich., and for two years in 
Stamford, Conn. He returned to Portland in 
1898 to study law and was admitted to the bar 
in 1900. He was appointed to Maine's Superior 
Court in 1925 and seventeen years later was named 
to the Supreme Judicial Court. He retired in 
1945 and withdrew entirely from the bench in 
1952 after the maximum seven-year term as an 
active-retired justice. 

Judge Chapman was elected to the Portland City 
Council in 1901 and served as its president. He 
was also an alderman in 1902-03. He served as 
assistant United States district attorney in Maine 
from 1904 to 1915, when he became United 
States Commissioner. For many years Alumni 
Fund agent for the Old Guard classes, he was a 
past president of the Portland Bowdoin Club. 
In 1944 Bowdoin conferred upon him an honorary 
doctor of laws degree, and eight years later, in 
1952, he received the cherished Alumni Service 
Award at Commencement. 

His judicial philosophy was embodied in a com- 
ment he once made about a judge who had been 

called "brave" for reaching a certain decision. 
"It isn't bravery," he said. "That is what a 
judge is there for. It's his job to understand the 
issues and the law and to rule according to the 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Fairbrother 
Chapman, whom he married in Portland on May 
23, 1905; two sons, Richard S. '28 and Arthur jr. 
'39; and six grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Theta Delta Chi. 

Chapman '94 

1894 FRANCIS WILLIAM DANA, retired trust 
officer of the First Portland National Bank, 
died on January 4, 1959, at his home in Port- 
land. Born in that city on November 27, 1871, 
he prepared at Portland High School and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin was engaged 
in the publishing business in Boston until 1900, 
when he became an investment banker in Boston. 
In 1910 he entered the industrial management field. 
He returned to Portland in 1927 as trust officer of 
the Portland National Bank and retired in 1941. 
A member of the Portland Club and the Portland 
Country Club, he was a past president of the 
Maine Corporate Fiduciaries Association and also 
served on the board of the Portland Community 
Chest, the Maine Medical Center, the Portland 
YWCA, and the Maine Home for Boys. He was 
a past president of the Portland Bowdoin Club 
and the Family Welfare Society in Portland. Sur- 
viving are five nieces and a nephew, Lawrence 
Dana '35. His fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

years Judge of the Stutsman County 
Court in North Dakota, died on June 3, 1958, 
in Santa Ana, Calif. Born on June 5, 1874, in 
Sweden, he prepared at Bridgton Academy and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin in 1897 
became principal of Denmark High School. He 
later studied law and set up practice in Bridgton 
in 1901. Two years later he moved to James 
town, N. Dak., where he served as city attorney, 
as county attorney, and as a member of the 
North Dakota legislature before being elected 
Judge of the Stutsman County Court in 1936. 
A member of the Jamestown Park Board and a 
trustee of the Jamestown Public Library, he was 
also chairman of the board of trustees at James 
town College for some time. Surviving are a 
daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Lanier of Fargo, N. Dak.; 
two sons, William F. of Pittsburgh, Pa., and 
Robert P. of Santa Ana, Calif.; and eleven grand 
children. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi 
and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. 

lawyer for fifty years, 1899's Class Secre- 
tary, and owner of the Bangor airport from 1925 
until 1940, died in that city on December 2, 1958. 
Born there on December 27, 1877, he prepared 
at the local high school and following his gradua- 
tion from Bowdoin studied at both Harvard Law 
School and the University of Maine Law School. 
From 1902 until 1905 he operated a 1,000 acre 
rice farm in Lake Charles, La. As an undergraduate 
he was known as "the strongest amateur in 
America" and also held the Maine, Bowdoin, and 
New England shot put records. He was captain 
of the track team which won the New Englands 
in 1899. 

Mr. Godfrey visualized Bangor as an aviation 
center and purchased gradually some 500 acres 
of land, which are now included in Dow Air Force 
Base. In 1940 the government took over Godfrey 
Field. Although he never piloted an aircraft him- 
self, he owned planes which his sons flew and he 
was often a passenger with them. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Eastman 
Godfrey, whom he married on February 22, 1905, 
in Lake Charles; two sons, Edward R. jr. of 
Lloyd Neck, L. L, N. Y., and Prentiss of Bangor; 
a daughter, Mrs. James B. P. Green of Rego Park, 
N. Y. ; and eleven grandchildren. His fraternity was 
Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

ciate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme 
Court, died on December 8, 195,8, in Providence, 
R. I. Born on August 26, 1889, in East Conway, 
N. H., he prepared at Fryeburg Academy and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin cum laude 
entered Harvard Law School He received his 
bachelor of laws degree in 1915 and set up prac- 
tice in Providence. In 1916 he went to the 
Mexican border with the Rhode Island National 
Guard and during World War I served in France 
as a sergeant in the 26th (Yankee) Division. Upon 
his discharge he resumed the practice of law in 
Providence. From 1921 until 1926 he was First 
Assistant United States District Attorney in that 
district. Upon leaving that office he became asso- 
ciated with the firm of Hinckley, Allen, Tilling- 
hast & Wheeler and became a partner in 1930. 

From 1928 until 1933 Justice Andrews was 
State Law Revision Commissioner. In 1948 he 
was appointed an Associate Justice of the Rhode 
Island Superior Court and was elevated to the 
Supreme Court in January of 1956. Bowdoin con- 
ferred upon him an honorary doctor of laws degree 
last June, at which time the citation read by 
President Coles said, in part, ". . . demonstrating 
not only the knowledge, skill, and integrity neces- 
sary for a great judge, but also the courage of 
conscience vigorously to dissent. His fearlessness 
has proved his mettle to the people of Rhode Is 
land, who, as we, hold him in high regard. Proud- 
ly we hail him, a son of Bowdoin who has more 
than fulfilled his 'peculiar obligations to exert his 
talents for the public good.' " 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Daniels 
Andrews, whom he married in Providence on 
June 21, 1922; two daughters, Mrs. Theodore F. 
Marble of Schenectady, N. Y., and Mrs. John R. 
Nilsson of San Diego, Calif.; and five grandchildren. 

1913 FRED DIXON WISH, JR., for 28 years 
superintendent of schools in Hartford, 
Conn., died in Lakeland, Fla., on December 28, 
1958. Born on May 15, 1890, in Portland, he 
prepared at Portland High School and was gradu- 
ated from Bowdoin cum laude. He served as prin- 
cipal of Scarborough High School in 1913 14 and 
then taught history at Portland High School for 
three years before joining the faculty at Hartford 
High School. In January of 1923 he was appointed 
superintendent of schools in Hartford and served 

F E B R VARY 19 5 9 


m ilut position until bis retirement in 1961, 
when he became an assistant director oi the 
Joint Council on Economic Education. Two years 
h>- became Executive Secretary oi the Con 
necticul Council for the Advancement oi Economic 

The December 89, L968, Hartford Courant laid 
oi him, "When be retired, teachers turned out 
more than BOO strong One ol their spokesmen 
thanked him lor the competence he had shown 
as an administrator, the democratic atmosphere he 
maintained in tin' schools, and the 'freedom to 
teach' that he gave his staff." 

In r.'.">4 Mr. Wish moved to Lakeland, where 
In- taught economics at Florida Southern College. 
\ past president ol tin- National Council ol tin 
Unitarian Laymen's League, he »as for man) 
years active in the Boj Scout movement and re 
ceived a Silver Beaver Award in 1941, He also 
served .is president of the Ninetj six Huh ol 
the American Association of School Administrators 
and the New England Association ol School Sn 
perintendents. He is survived l>> his wife, Mrs. 
Retta Morse Wish, whom he man nil m Portland 
on June 87, L916; s son, Robert N. of Holyoke, 
Mass . i daughter, Mrs. Frances Wish Vogel ol 
Westport, Conn.; and five grandchildren. His fra 
ternitj was Kappa Sigma. 

191 { PHILIP RAMON FOX, operator of the W.I 
liam R. Fox Companj sporting goods store 
m Attleboro, Mass., for the past ten years, died 
in Pawtucket, R. I. on November 21, 1958. Bom 

in Portland on June 17, 1N92, he prepared at 
Deering High School and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin served for a year in the Army dur- 
ing World War I. He then became a salesman for 
the American Radiator Company and later joined 
the National Radiator Company. He operated a 
sporting goods store for several years in Paw 
tucket before opening his business in Attleboro. 
\ Mason and a member of the American Legion, 
he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Richmond 
Fox, whom he married in Providence on May 29, 
1919; a half brother, Louis H. '06; a son, Wil- 
liam R. of Barnngton, R. I.; a daughter, Mrs. 
Lincoln H. Lippincott of Noank, Conn.; and five 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 

1915 ELISHA POMEROY CUTLER, pastor of 
the Richmond (Mass.) Congregational 
Church and the Immanual Community Church in 
Pittsfield, Mass., died suddenly in Richmond on 
December 1, 1958. Born on October 24, 1889, in 
Boston, he prepared at Medfield (Mass.) High 
School and entered Bowdoin following his gradua 
lion from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1913. 
He served Congregational pastorates in Worthing- 
ton, Mass., East Corinth, Vt., East Hampton, 
Conn., and Brooklyn, N. V., before accepting a 
call to Richmond in 1930. During World War I 
he volunteered for military service and was a 
sergeant in the Tank Corps. Surviving are his 
wife, Mrs. Agnes Cole Cutler, whom he married in 
Easthampton. Mass., on May 28, 1918, and a 
daughter, Mrs. Marguerite C. Gidley of Darien, 
Conn. His fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 

Reading, Mass., on January 14, 1959, at 
the age of 64. Born in W'estbrook on September 
15, 1894, he prepared at Deering High School and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin served for 
a year as principal of Pembroke High School. He 
then taught for two years at Woodland High 
School and in 1919 joined Jordan Marsh Com 
pany in Boston as an assistant buyer. He late! 
became wholesale manager for northern New Eng- 
land for the Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company. 
During World War II he was a civilian employee 
with the Army Quartermaster Corps at the Boston 
Port of Embarkation, and following the war he 
managed a store. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Flor 
ence McKay Burnham, whom he married in Read 
ing on September 5, 1921. He was a member of 
Beta Chi fraternity, which later became Sigma Nu. 

I!) |(i JOHN \\ MERMAN ROBIE died sudden 

ly at liis home in Gorham on December 86, 
1958, ai the age ol t;;> Bom in Gorham on Novem 

ber :'.">. 1896, he was the son of William P. F. Robic 
B9 in. I prepared at the local high school. F"ol 
lowing his graduation he studied Foi a year at 
Gray's Business College in Portland and served 
toi two years in the Arm) as a sergeant major. 

In 1920 he joined the Gannett Publishing Com 
pan) in lUgUSta and Worked then' until his 

retirement in L947, when he moved to Gorham, 

A member of the American Legion, he is sur 
vived b) Ins wife, Mis Ann Teague Robie, whom 

he married on October 3, L962, in Gorham; a 

brother, Frederick; ami two Miss Mary 

Robie and Mis Elizabeth Kendall, all of Gorham. 
His ti.itci nil\ Mpha Hill. i Phi. 

|t)|7 LEIGH DAMON FLVNT died suddenly in 
Portland on July 26, 1968, at the age 

oi 64. Bom on February 25, 1894, in Augusta, 
he prepared at Cony High School and following 
his graduation from Bowdoin became associated 
with his father at the Kennebec Journal in Augus- 
ta. When that paper was sold to the Gannett Pub 
lisliing Company in 1929, he resigned to organize 
the Flynt Chevrolet Company in Augusta. He sold 
this business in 1940 and served during World 
War II as an investigator in Maine for the 
Office of Price Administration. In 1947 he became 
an investigator for the Maine Bureau of Taxation. 
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marian Fisher Flynt, 
whom he married in Augusta on June 25, 1917, 
and a son, William F. '44. He was a member of 
Beta Theta Pi fraternity. 

1 923 JOHN FERRIS HANDY, who retired 
four years ago as general counsel for 

the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany of Springfield, Mass., died on January 7, 
L959, at his home in Tenants Harbor. Born 
on December 5, 1895, in Worcester, Mass., he 
prepared at Westbrook Seminary in Portland and 
served for two years with the Army's 26th 
Division during World War I before entering Bow 
doin, which he attended for three years. He 
later studied at Boston University Law School 
and received his bachelor of laws degree from 
Northeastern University in 1924. He then joined 
Massachusetts Mutual, was appointed an attorney 
in 1927, assistant counsel in 1931, and asso- 
ii. ile counsel in 1933. He was elected general 
counsel in 1948 and became a member of the 
agency committee two years later. 

A member of the International Bar Association 
and the Life Counsel Association of America, Mr. 
Handy was a past president of the Bowdoin 
Club of Springfield. He is survived by his wife, 
Mis. Grace Lyons Handy, whom he married in 
1938; his mother, Mrs. Ann Handy of Portland, 
and two sons, John P. S. '52 and Jeremiah. His 
fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

1924 GEORGE KEY ANTHONY died in Lew 
iston on December 29, 1958, at the age 

of 57. Born on March 10, 1901, in Leeds, 
he prepared at Monmouth Academy and attended 
Bowdoin for part of his freshman year. He 
later studied at McGill University and the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts. He made his home 
in Auburn, where he was for seven years an 

Word has also been received of the death 
of the following Alumni. Appropriate no- 
tice will appear in the April Alumnus. 

Raymond T. Warren '05 
Leonard F. Timberlake '09 
J. Paul Hamlin '18 
Philip S. Stetson '21 
Clarence P. Yerxa '22 

assessor »nd also served two terms on the City 

Council. lie was for some years paymaster ami 

assisi.uii office manager at the Hill Division ot 

the Bates Manufacturing Company and later was 

employed as a salesman at Twin Cities Motor Com 

pany in Lewiston. He was also an outside circu 

I, ill. mi representative for the Lewiston Sun. Sur 
viving are his wife, Mrs. Methyl A. Anthony; a 
son, George W.J and a daughter, Mrs. Henry 
Gagnon, all of Auburn. 

1927 HARRY WINSLOW WOOD, who had been 
associated with the New England Tele 
phone and Telegraph Company since 1928, died in 
Jamaica Plain, Mass., on December 14, 1958. Born 
in South Portland on May 28, 1905, he prepared at 
Portland High School. He joined the telephone com 
pany as an assistant traffic manager in the Quinc) 
area. His last position was as traffic results super 
visor on the metropolitan district staff. Before his 
illness he had the record of never having missed 
a day's work because of sickness. A Mason, he is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Marion Mingo Wood, 
whom he married on October 20, 1927, in Portland; 
a daughter, Martha Ann; and a brother, Matthew 

A. of South Portland. His fraternity was Sigma Nu. 

engineer for the United Carr Fastener 
Corporation of Cambridge, Mass., died on January 
4, 1959, in Deaconess Hospital in Boston at the 
age of 41. Born on March 28, 1917, in Newton 
Centre, Mass., he prepared at Newton High School 
and Governor Dummer Academy. His specially 
was metallurgy. He is survived by his wife, 
Barbara; two sons, Wendell T. (14) and Joseph 

B. (9); a brother, C. Stetson '45; and his parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Wendell R. K. Mick of Newton 
Centre. His fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 

Former Faculty 

Political Economy and Sociology in 1896-97, died 
in New Rochelle, N. Y., on November 23, 1958. 
He had served as an economist under fourteen 
governors of New York before his retirement in 
1935. Born on June 30, 1869, in Traverse City, 
Mich., he was graduated from Oberlin in 1892, 
received a master of arts degree the following year 
from the University of Wisconsin, and was 
granted a doctor of philosophy degree by Colum 
bia in 1905. After teaching for a year at Colum 
bia and for another year at Bowdoin, he entered 
the New York State Department of Labor as a 
statistician. He continued to work there until his 
retirement, as chief statistician, as manager of the 
State Insurance Fund, as Director of the Bureau of 
Statistics and Information, and as a member of the 
State Industrial Board. He was also known as an 
expert in accident safety and served on numerous 
state and national safety boards. Surviving are a 
son, Philip H., three grandchildren, and three great 

Medical School 


40 years secretary of the Maine Board of 
Registration of Medicine, died in Portland on 
December 26, 1958. Born in that city on January 
23, 1887, he prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy 
and Holbrook Military Academy in Ossining, N. Y., 
and was graduated from the Maine Medical School 
at Bowdoin in 1910. The next year he was house 
doctor at the Maine General Hospital and then 
undertook graduate work at the University of 
Vienna in Austria and at the Radium Institute 
in Paris, France. In 1913 he received the degree 
of licentiate in midwifery from Rotunda Hospital in 
Dublin, Ireland, and returned to Portland, where 
he opened a private maternity hospital, which he 
operated for 32 years. During World War I he 



served for three years as a lieutenant commander 
in the Navy Medical Corps. 

Dr. Leighton, who retired from active medical 
practice in 1957, was twice chairman of the Port- 
land City Council and was a past president of 
the Maine Medical Association, the New England 
Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, and the 
Federation of Medical State Boards of the United 
States. He was also a diplomate of the American 
Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of 
the American Radium Society and the Inter- 
national College of Surgeons. For 30 years he 
was consulting gynecologist at Pownal State School 
(now Pineland Hospital and Training Center). He 
was a member of the Cumberland Club for 50 
years and the Portland Club for 48 years and was 
a Mason. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Leahy 
Leighton, whom he married in Portland on October 
24, 1924; a daughter by a former marriage, Mrs. 
Ralph B. Hubbard of Pasadena, Calif. ; and two 

In editorial tribute the Portland Press Herald 

for December 31, 1958, said "Doctor Leighton's 
life will always be an example ... of how a busy 
man can if he wishes find time to participate in 
public affairs. Portland is a better community 
today because of what he gave to it." 


1918 ASHLEY DAY LEAVITT, D. D., minister 
emeritus of the Harvard Church in Brook 
line, Mass., died in Jamaica Plain, Mass., on Jan- 
uary 22, 1959. Born on October 10, 1877, in 
Chicago, 111., he was graduated from Yale in 1900, 
received a bachelor of divinity degree from Hart 
ford Theological Seminary three years later, and 
became pastor of the Congregational church in 
Willimantic, Conn. In 1908 he went to the 
South Congregational Church in Concord, N. H., 
and in 1913 became pastor of the State Street 
Congregational Church in Portland, where he re- 

mained for six years before going to the Harvard 
Church. Bowdoin conferred an honorary doctor of 
divinity degree upon him in 1918. The citation 
read at that time said, in part, "... at all times 
an eloquent preacher of Christian duty, and in 
wartime a convincing teacher of the principle that 
only the righteous nation that keepeth truth may 
enter in the gates of the Kingdom." He retired 
in 1948. 

A trustee of Wheelock College, Dr. Leavitt 
served as president of the Society for the Propa- 
gation of the Gospel Among the Indians and 
Others of North America. He was for many years 
a member of the prudential committee of the 
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis- 
sions and was a past president of the Greater 
Boston Federation of Churches. He was the auth- 
or of two books, Jesus and the Jury and Just a 
Moment. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle 
Hart Leavitt; a son, Hart Day Leavitt of Andover, 
Mass. ; and a daughter, Mrs. Julia Atkinson of 

News Of The Classes 

1890 Secretary, Wilmot B. Mitchell 
6 College Street 

Cosine Smith's address is c/o L. C. Walcott, 61 
Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn 1, N. Y. He under- 
went surgery at the first of the year. 

1891 Secretary, Dr. Charles S. F. Lincoln 

342 Roland Court, N.E. 
St. Petersburg, Fla. 

The Class Secretary represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of the new president of the University 
of Tampa in Florida on December 13. He has al- 
so been elected First Vice President of the Pe- 
jepscot Historical Society in Brunswick. 

Henry Noyes celebrated his ninetieth birthday on 
December 8. Ordained in 1894, he retired from the 
ministry 23 years ago and then began a 15-year 
term as chaplain at the tuberculosis sanatorium in 
West Boylston, Mass. Confined to his home at 10 
North Street, Shrewsbury, Mass., by arthritis for 
the past six years, Henry would be glad to see any- 
one who drops in. 

1 898 Serving as dedimus justice (whose only 
function is to administer oaths), former 
Governor Percival Baxter administered the oath of 
office to fellow Republican Robert Haskell of Ban- 
gor, State Senate President, who served briefly as 
Governor of Maine between the regular terms of two 
Democrats. The Portland Press Herald in an 
editorial tribute on January 3 said, in part, "Even 
though Mr. Baxter's tenure as governor was 
nearly two-score years ago, he has never lost in- 
terest in the culture, economy, and politics of his 
state; he has remained progressive and alert — 
far more so, in fact, than many men his junior — 
and set an example of honesty, quiet dignity, and 
civic mindedness for future generations." 

Clarence Eaton was re-elected State Secretary 
and State Historian of the Society of Mayflower 
Descendants in the State of Maine at the annual 
meeting in Portland on Compact Day, November 

Clarence has also been re-elected State Genealogist 
for the Society of Colonial Wars. 

1904 Secretary, Wallace M. Powers 
37-28 80th Street 
Jackson Heights 
New York, N. Y. 

Jack Frost recently made several additions to the 
Frost Collection of Old English Plays which he 
established at the Public Library of Pleasantville, 
N. Y., in 1950. Comprised of about 100 items, it 

contains mostly plays of the Restoration period, 
many of them in rare or first editions. 

1905 Secretary, Stanley Williams 
2220 Waverley Street 
Palo Alto, Calif. 

The Wallace Philoons report a new grandson, 
born to the Wallace Philoons jr. '45 on November 

The Don Whites are spending the winter in 
Lewiston this year rather than in Florida. 

1906 Secretary, Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 


Mel Copeland is one of the 200 Phi Beta Kappa 
Associates. The group, formed to supply working 
funds for the United Chapters, also finances a Phi 
Beta Kappa National Lectureship. 

Currier Holman, who retired in January at the 
end of a two-year term on the Maine Executive 
Council, was elected Chairman of the Council for 
a day on January 7, to succeed Roswell Bates '33, 
who had resigned that post to be sworn in as a 
state senator. Currier's father was Chairman of 
the Council during the 1890's. 

David Porter, one of the first Rhodes Scholars 
and former Headmaster of Mount Hermon School, 
is completing a book, Boys in School. 

1907 Secretary, John W. Leydon 
3120 West Penn Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Miss Sarah Adams, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. 
Lester Adams, is engaged to Robert Phillips of 
Bristol, Conn. 

Neal Allen retired from the Planning Board in 
Portland after serving for 17 years. The Portland 
Sunday Telegram for December 14 carried a tribute 
to Neal. Entitled "Distinguished Service," the edi- 
torial said, in part, "Mr. Allen has served as chair 
man of the Planning Board, from which he is about 
to retire, and as chairman of the City Council. This 
is only a partial list of achievements in a career 
of participation in public affairs spanning half a 
century. Diversity and length of service, however, 
are only part of the story. It is the quality of his 
service that commends him to every community in 
Maine as an example of active and productive 

The winter issue of The Lure of the Litchfield 
Hills contains a lengthy article entitled "Seven 
Years at a Small High School," written by Seth 
Haley. Seth was for many years superintendent of 
schools at West Haven, Conn. 

Classmates and friends extend their sympathy to 
Bill Linnell, whose wife, Jessie, died on December 


1908 Secretary, Edward T. Sanborn 
503 North Lionel Street 
Goldsboro, N. C. 

Bill Crowley represented Bowdoin at the installa- 
tion of the Reverend Brother Urban as President of 
Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, N. Y., on No- 
vember 25. 

Storrs Brigham has come out of retirement and 
is teaching mathematics again. 

Sturgis Leavitt was recently elected a member of 
the Editor's Advisory Council of Hispania, the of- 
ficial organ of the American Association of Teachers 
of Spanish and Portuguese. He was President of 
the Association in 1946. 

George and Lib Pullen wrote in December from 
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, "We are now happy as 
a couple of clams at high tide in a pretty little 
Spanish villa overlooking about the most beautiful 
strip of beach on the island coastline. We have 
occasional tropical showers, but they occur mostly 
during the night, so one day follows another with 
blue skies and sunshine. This is the most perfect 
climate we have yet encountered in our island 

1909 Secretary, Irving L. Rich 
11 Mellen Street 
Portland 4 

Owen Brewster of Dexter is Chairman of our 
Fiftieth. The Class Secretary is assisting him. Our 
campus headquarters will be Conference Room B in 
the Moulton Union. 

Roy Harlow has been somewhat under the 
weather but at last report was much better. 

Paul Newman expects to be at our Fiftieth 
Reunion in June. He is in St. Petersburg, Fla. 
(121 Twentieth Avenue, S. E., c/o Mr. James W. 
Harrell) and will be happy to hear from any of 
the boys who are in the neighborhood during Feb 
ruary or March. 

Ernest Pottle writes that his interest in Bowdoin 
is as keen as ever, but circumstances make it dif- 
ficult for him to get back. He sends greetings to 
all. We hope he may yet find it possible to join us 
in June. 

The Class Secretary sends his kindest regards to 
all classmates and thanks them for their Christmas 
greetings. He is looking forward to seeing many 
members of 1909 in June. 

Cub Simmons reports a recent visit by Shirt and 
Mrs. Hathaway '12. 

Carl Stone passes along word that Wallie Hayden 

FEBRUARY 19 5 9 


rated in Washburn, Wis . and that he has re 
tired from business. Wallie sends beat regards to 
Lbc t'l.iss, but be is doubtful that be will be able 

t» join us 111 JuBC tor our Fiftieth. 

Jim Sturtevanl writes that be has again been 
appointed Chid of the Pediatric Department of 
the Lawrence Memorial Associated Hospital at 
N i London, Conn. 

h deep regret we record tin- death of 
Leonard Timbeiiake at his daughter's borne in 
Glendale, Calif., on Februarj 11. Memorial sen 
ices were held both hen and in Portland. 

1010 Secretary, E. Curtis Matthews 
PSscataqua Savings Bank 
Portsmouth, N H 

Boh Hale was the subject of editorial tribute in 
the Portland Press Herald on New Year's Day. En- 
titled "A Salute to Robert Hale for Long and 
Faithful Service," the editorial said, in part, "It 
was because of his hue character and insistence on 
being himself that he never became known as a 
clad bander or i spell binding tub thumper during 
an election campaign. Although he lost the elec- 
tion. Maine people who respect integrity and rugged 
individualism, and despise sham, will always think 
of Robert Hale as a winner." 

Bob was honored at a public testimonial dinner 
in Portland on January 29. He has resumed the 
praetne of law in Washington, sharing offices with 
Butler. Koehler, and Tausig, although he is not a 
member of the firm. His address is 2722 N Street, 
N.W., Washington 7. 

1**1 1 Secretary, Ernest G. Fifield 
30 East 42nd Street 
New York, N. Y. 

Joe White was laid low by an attack of shingles 
last year. Not back in full harness in November, 
he hoped to be "almost normal by mid-January." 

1912 Secretary, William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 

Classmates and friends will grieve to learn of 
the death of Harold Andrews on December 8 in 
Providence, R. I. 

Elden Barbour has located (at least tempor- 
arily) in Lakeland, Fla. Florida Southern College 
has appointed him to its faculty to take the courses 
formerly taught by the late Fred Wish '13. 

Warm sympathy goes to Nifty Purington foi 

heavy family losses. His brother, Frank '11, died 

in March of 1956. His sister (Colby '06) died 

May. On January 3, his wife (Simmons '17) 

died after a lingering illness. 

Dr. Burleigh Rodick of New York City has been 
elected to the Knights of Malta with the rank 
and title of Hereditary Knight of Justice. Bur 
leigh, active in the work of the Protestant Epis 
copal Church and the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants, and teacher of political science at Brook 
lyn College, is one of relatively few Protestants 
to be given membership in this predominantly 
Catholic organization. Recipients of the Order's 
Maltese Cross are deemed to have made a sig- 
nificant contribution to the work of church, state, 
or the liberal and fine arts. 

In January Mrs. Ashmead White toured ten Mid- 
western states as part of her campaign for election 
as President General of the National D.A.R. 

1913 Secretary, Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 


The Stanley Doles are trying a "Florida experi- 
ment." For the time being they are living at 7 
Grove Avenue, St. Augustine, where they plan to be 
until mid-March. 

Senator Paul Douglas wants Congress to declare 
the com tassel the official United States floral em- 
blem. He is also fighting to have Congress reserve 
a section of the Lake Michigan shoreline and its 
dunes as a national park. His campaigns are ad- 

vertised to passers-bj bj photographs on the doors 

ot bis Senate office suite. 

Gene McNeallj has retired as Chiel Deputy 
i S Marsha] in Portland, He had held that of 

tiee since 1038 

Clifton Page is doing part tune teaching in a 
downtown Philadelphia school, 

Classmates and ti lends will grieve to learn of 

the death ot Fred Wish on December 28 in Lake 
land, Fla. 

H) I 1 Secretary, Alfred E. Gray 
Prancestown, N, H. 

Warren Eddj is Chairman of our Forty fifth He 

union, and Bill Farrar and Grimiy Merrill are .is 

sisting him. Conference Room A (Motilton Union) 
will be out campus headquarters. 

Percy Mitchell has resigned as Controller of the 

Morgan Construction Company bul continues as 
Vice President anil Director. He and Eleanor di- 
vide their time between 120 Newton Avenue, 
North, in Worcester ami "Three Chimneys," their 
glorious!} located Jaffrey, N. H., home. 

Rodick '12 

Alfred Newcombe, Distinguished Service Pro- 
fessor Emeritus of History at Knox College, Gales 
burg, 111., is again teaching half time at Knox, 
where he began teaching 39 years ago. Recently he 
retired from the Galesburg Library Board, on which 
he served for many years. 

Phil and Louise Pope are still teaching, al 
though Phil retired several years ago from Whit 
man College, Walla Walla, Wash. They flew to 
Florida to spend Christmas with Dr. Alton Pope '11. 

Myles Standish has retired from the New Eng- 
land Trust Company, where he was vice president 
in charge of the trust department. 

1915 Secretary, Harold E. Verrill 
436 Congress Street 

Jim Lewis has resigned from the State Advisory 
Committee to the Maine Port Authority as a pro- 
test to the terms of establishment of the new boat 
service in Penobscot Bay. 

Tappan Little has retired from teaching and has 
moved from Portland to 187 Parkview Avenue, 
Lowell, Mass. 

1916 Secretary, Dwight Sayward 
62 Ocean View Road 
Cape Elizabeth 

Sixteeners will grieve to learn of the deaths of 
John Robie on December 26 and Vaughan Burn 
ham on January 14. 

The sympathy of all Sixteeners goes to Ken 
Burr, whose wife, Edith, died on December 24. 

Following his retirement from business on June 

30, Ed Hawes moved to Maine. His address is 
Cumberland Foreside, KFD 4, Portland 3. 

The Southern Maine Association of Life Under 
Writers presented an award to the Class Secretary 

at lis annual meeting in Portland on November 20. 
[917 Secretary, Noel C. Little 

8 College Street 

On November 1 the University of Maine Alumni 
Association presented one of its coveted Black 
Bear Awards to Percy Crane, who retired in June 
after 22 years of service as Maine's Director of 
Admissions. The citation said, in part, "Among 

1 he many well earned compliments he has received 
is the statement, 'For a Bowdoin alumnus, he sure 
is a great Maine man.' His service to the Uni- 
versity went well above the normal call of duty. 
His friendly and invaluable advice and assistance to 
thousands of Maine students, parents, and alum 
ni will never be forgotten by those who were privi 
leged by his friendly smile and counsel." 

Clarence Crosby has been elected Vice President 
of the Penobscot Bar Association. 

A memorial is being planned at Brooklyn Col- 
lege in honor of Dr. Frederick Maroney, Dean 
Emeritus of the Department of Health and Phys- 
ical Education, who died on October 4. Friends 
and former associates may send contributions to 
the Dean of Administration, Brooklyn College, 
Brooklyn 10, N. Y. 

Representative and Mrs. Jim Oliver have moved 
to 112 Schott's Court, N. E., Washington, D. C. 

Carl Ross, who liquidated his investment se- 
curities company in December, 1957, and retired, 
is enjoying the freedom to do many things which 
he "always wanted to do." 

1918 Secretary, Lloyd 0. Coulter 
Plumer Road 

Epping, N. H. 

Shirley Gray, Executive Vice President of In- 
sulation Manufacturers Corporation in Chicago, is 
also busy as Vice President of the Suflex Corpora- 
tion (Woodside, N. Y.), President and Director of 
565 West Washington Corporation, and Vice Presi- 
dent and Director of Inmanco, Incorporated. His 
newest post is Director of the San Francisco Giants 
baseball team. 

Paul Young's son, Paul jr., who has his M.D. 
from Louisiana State University Medical School, is 
now interning at Fort Bragg, N. C. 

1919 Secretary, Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 


The Class Secretary, Roy Foulke, Lou McCar- 
thy, and Don McDonald are our Fortieth Reun 
ion committee. Our Friday dinner will be held 
at the Eagle Hotel, and Room 3, South Appleton, 
will be campus headquarters. 

Bob Burr is in the steel business and lives at 

2 Fenwick Road, Winchester, Mass. 

Fuller Ingraham was treated for a leg bump 
following a two-car collision on December 19 in 
Portland. His daughter, Miss Margaret Ingraham, 
was admitted to the hospital for treatment of minor 
head injuries. 

One of Ray Lang's sons, Charles, graduated from 
the University of Connecticut last June with a 
degree in business administration. His other son, 
Edwin, is a graduate of the University of Wyom- 
ing with an M.S. degree from Purdue. 

George Minot, Managing Editor of the Boston 
Herald, is one of 24 newspaper executives who 
have been chosen jurors for the 1959 Pulitzer 
Awards for Journalism. 

1920 Secretary, Sanford B. Cousins 
200 East 66th Street 
New York 21, N. Y. 

Reginald Flanders' daughter, Diane, was mar- 
ried to Hugh McLaughlin in Boston on October 4. 



Roger Skillings, who after a year at Bowdoin 
transferred to Charlottesville and took his B.S. at 
Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia, finds 
his way to the Bowdoin campus frequently from 
his home in Bath. Roger jr. is a member of the 
Class of 1960. 

The Emerson Zeitlers report the arrival of a 
grandson, Carl Joseph Berg, born to their daugh- 
ter Marilyn on Christmas Day. 

1921 Secretary, Norman W. Haines 
Savings Bank Building 
Reading, Mass. 

Paul and Betty Eames are temporarily in Clear- 
water, Fla., but after April 1 they will be at 1143 
Ford Lane, Dunedin, Fla. 

Lt. Col. Herbert Ingraham, formerly Professor 
of Military Science and Tactics at the University 
of Maine, has been assigned as area commander of 
the Augusta Reserve Area, with an office at 254 
Minot Avenue, Auburn. Prior to this assignment, 
Herb was area commander in Raleigh, N. C. His 
wife, Caroline, is an accomplished potter, and 
when Herb retires, they plan to establish their 
home and a pottery shop in the Bangor area. 

Tom Leydon retired in 1956 from the faculty 
of Rivers Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, 
Mass., after 31 years there. He now confines his 
activities to operating Camp Patoma in Holliston, 
Mass. For eight months of the year Tom lives in 
Florida at 1213 Falcon Drive, Orlando. 

1923 Secretary, Richard Small 
59 Orland Street 

Bob Hanscom's daughter, Virginia, returned re- 
cently from France where she spent a year study- 
ing under a Fulbright grant. She was married to 
Edward W. Rugeley jr. on December 29. 

Elvin Latty was appointed Dean of Duke Uni- 
versity Law School last year. 

The Phil Wilders are grandparents of Michael 
Dean Wilder, their first grandson, born to the 
Charles Wilders '50 on December 22. 

1924 Secretary, Clarence D. Rouillard 
124 Roxborough Drive 
Toronto 5, Ontario 


Jake Aldred is Chairman of our Thirty-fifth Re- 
union committee. The site for the class dinner 
is Lookout Point, and campus headquarters is 
North Moore Hall. 

Azzie Asdourian has recently had a series of 
surgical operations which he hopes will put him 
in reasonably good physical shape for the rest 
of his life. 

Lawrence Towle, Professor of Economics at Trin- 
ity College, attended the Founders' Day Dinner 
of Psi Upsilon in New York on November 14. 

1925 Secretary, William H. Gulliver jr. 
30 Federal Street 

Boston, Mass. 

Ray Collett's daughter, Linda, is a freshman at 
Lasell Junior College, where she is doing child 
study and belongs to the choral society. 

The Gilbert Elliotts are grandparents of Molleson 
Elliott Scales, born January 11, the third daugh 
ter of their daughter Joan and her husband, Ar- 
thur Scales. 

Ray LaCasce is gradually regaining his strength 
and hopes eventually to feel better than he has 
in years. He has been recuperating from an 
operation at the Maine Medical Center and com- 
muting home to Fryeburg for weekends. His winter 
address is 62 State Street, Portland 3. 

1926 Secretary, Albert Abrahamson 
234 Maine Street 

Carleton Andrews, Professor of Classics at the 
University of Miami (Fla.), was married to Mrs. 

Sydnae Barry Hershey of Harrisburg, Pa., on De- 
cember 20. Their address is 9245 Southwest 
176th Street, Miami 57. Carleton is again serv- 
ing as Chairman of the Faculty Council at the 
University and is also Vice Chairman of the newly 
created Board of Review for Student Affairs. 

David McLaughlin reports two grandchildren, 
Maureen and Byron, the children of his older son, 

The Leon Spinneys are the grandparents of Sus- 
an Burbank Currier, the first child of Janet and 
Winston Currier, born on January 7. 

1927 Secretary, George 0. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 

Birmingham, Mich. 

Tom Downs, who teaches at Washington Uni- 
versity in St. Louis, Mo., has received a Science 
Faculty Fellowship from the National Science 
Foundation. Under the grant he will do advanced 
work in mathematics at Harvard University. 

Bill Ratcliff, President of the Peabody (Mass.) 
Co-operative Bank, served as General Chairman 
and Treasurer of the 1958 drive for the Massa- 
chusetts Chapter of the Arthritis and Rheumatism 

The Alden Sawyers are grandparents of Judith, 
the first child of the Alden Sawyers jr. '53, born 
on January 8. 

Bill Thalheimer reports the birth of a grandson, 
William H. Thalheimer, last March 24. He is the 
son of William G. Thalheimer '55. 

1928 Secretary, William D. Alexander 

Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 

The Class has accepted 1929's invitation to join 
its Thirtieth Reunion in June. We will celebrate 
jointly at a dinner at Homewood Inn in Yarmouth. 

Sam Hull is now Sales Manager of the H. K. 
Metalcraft Manufacturing Corporation, 3775 Tenth 
Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

Roger Luke has been appointed Chief Engineer 
of the Hyde Windlass Company in Bath. 

1929 Secretary, H. LeBrec Micoleau 

c/o General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 

Sam Ladd is our Reunion Chairman once again. 
1928, as usual, will join forces with us. The class 
dinner will be held at the Homewood Inn in Yar- 
mouth, and Room 3, South Moore, will be our 
campus headquarters. 

Sam Ladd's son, Sam III, has won the Junior 
Tennis League Achievement Award, the top award 
for registered tennis players in New England 
who are 18 or under, of whom there are 700. 
The presentation was made at the annual meeting 
of the New England Lawn Tennis Association in 
Cambridge, Mass., on December 9. The award is 
based on sportsmanship, leadership, and caliber of 
play. Sam III was ranked tenth for 1958 among 
New England juniors, it was announced at the 

Classmates extend sympathy to Pete Rice, 
whose father, Alexander H. Rice, died on Decem- 
ber 12. He was for many years a professor of 
classics at Boston University. 

Irving Stone represented Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Joseph McCabe as President of Coe 
College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on December 5. 

Charles White is Division Claims Service Sup- 
ervisor for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Com- 
pany. He may be addressed at the division of- 
fice, 1 South Wacker Drive, Chicago 6, 111. 

1930 Secretary, H. Philip Chapman jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow 6, Mass. 

Ronald Bridges, Religious Affairs Adviser to the 
United States Information Agency, recently re- 
turned from visiting sixteen countries in Africa 

and the Near East for the State Department. His 
son William (Harvard '55) is Director of Admis- 
sions of Pine Manor Junior College in Wellesley, 

Floyd Cormack has a luncheonette business in 
Auburndale, Mass., and lives at 46 Rice Road 
in Wayland. 

Bill Locke has been appointed a member of the 
Science Information Council of the National Sci- 
ence Foundation. His daughter, Elizabeth, will en- 
ter Wellesley in September. 

Maxwell (Tack) Marshall, Treasurer of the First 
Industrial Bank in Portland, was given a party 
by his associates on his 25th anniversary with 
the bank in December. 

Olin Pettingill is one of the ornithologists who 
are planning the 1959 international meeting of 
the Wilson Ornithological Society at Rockland 
from June 11 to 14. 

Olin gave the second in the series of Audubon 
Society Screen Tours at the Rhode Island School 
of Design on November 16. 

Howard Stiles writes, "Daughter Jane will grad- 
uate from Bucknell in June. Daughter Naomi is 
a sophomore at Simmons in the five-year training 
course for nurses." 

1931 Secretary, Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
515 Maulsby Drive 

Whittier, Calif. 

John Gould, publisher of The Enterprise, was 
the speaker at the monthly dinner of the Adver- 
tising Associates of Maine in Portland on Novem- 
ber 12. 

1932 Secretary, Harland E. Blanchard 
147 Spring Street 

Larry Stuart is the new Director of the Maine 
State Park Commission. He had been serving for 
several years as Director of Conservation Educa- 
tion for the State Department of Inland Fisheries 
and Game. 

1933 Secretary, Richard E. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 

Roswell Bates has been elected to the Maine 
Senate to fill the vacancy created by a post-elec- 
tion resignation. He recently retired as Chairman 
of Maine's Executive Council and before that 
served as both a member and Speaker of the 
House of Representatives. The Portland Press 
Herald for December 19 editorialized favorably on 
his election and his qualifications. 

Charles Kirkpatrick is the new president of the 
American Writing Paper Corporation in Holyoke, 

John Milliken of the S. D. Warren Company 
has retired as President of the Personnel Associa- 
tion of the Associated Industries of Maine. 

1934 Secretary, Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
601 Main Street 

Peoria, Illinois 

Dick Davis reports that plans for the momen- 
tous 25th are well under way. The three-day 
celebration will revolve around headquarters at the 
Pickard Field House, opening with a reception 
for the faculty, college officers, and friends on 
Thursday afternoon, June 11. 

That evening the class Stag dinner will be held 
at the Poland Spring House. Friday afternoon the 
big family outing and clambake at Hermit Island, 
Small Point. 

Family accommodations are being arranged at 
nearby motels; lone classmates will have rooms in 
North Appleton Hall. 

Thus far 35 members of the Class have said 
that they will attend. Most of them are bring- 
ing their families. 

Jim Bassett was the American newsman in 



London who saved the da> for Vie* President 
Richard Nixon last November Ii was his tuxedo 
which the Vice President wort (because his own 

had not heeti packed lor the trip) when Queen 

Elisabeth was being entertained .it the U S Km 
(or Thanksgiving dinner During the Lon 

don trip Jim served as Mr Nixon's pi.-- 
tar> and public relation- adviser 

Professoi Stephen Deane of Simmon- College re 

cent!) returned from a four month tour of Israel, 

Denmark, Holland. West Germany, Yugoslavia, In 

dia. Australia, and New Zealand He ha- heen 

describing his observations on adult education 
abroad in a series of illustrated lectures at the 
Adult Education Institute of New England in Bo- 

Henry Huf'bard. varsitv laeros-e coach at Deer 
held Academy, was elected in Decembei to a 
three year term on the Executive Committee oi 
the l S lull'--.- Coaches' Association. Henry, 
who teaches mathematics, has been on the Dee) 
field tacult) since 1987. 

G eor g e Peabodj has been elected President <>t 
the Penobscot Bar Association. 

1935 Secretary, Paul E. Sullivan 

:l 4 3 2 Abalone Avenue 
San Pedro, Calif. 

Last fall Bob Bowman was back in the States 
for an overdue vacation. In the middle of Novem 
ber he returned to Brazil, where his address is 
Caixa Postal 5250, Rio de Janeiro. 

Dr. Chester Brown has been appointed surgeon 
in-chief at the Fairlawn Hospital in Worcester, 
Mass. He succeeds Dr. Porter Jewett '39, who 
retires to the consulting staff. 

Arnold Jenks reports that he is finally in busi 
ness for himself (insurance, all lines). His son 
is a student at Andover. 

John MacDonald has been promoted to Day News 
Editor by the Boston Daily Record. 

1936 Secretary, Hubert S. Shaw 
Admissions Office 
Massachusetts Hall 

Two members of the Class are Commissioners 
of the Portland Housing Authority, Nate Cope and 
Cap Cowan. Cap is Chairman of the Portland 
Housing Authority, and as Chairman of the 
Slum Clearance and Redevelopment Authority he 
represented Portland at a conference in San Fran 
cisco from October 13 to 17. 

Thompson Sampson represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of the Reverend Howard Schomer as 
President of Chicago Theological Seminary on Jan- 
uary 26. 

Bill Sawyer, President of the Watertown (Mass.) 
Federal Savings and Loan Association, has been 
elected Class A Director of the Federal Home 
Loan Bank of Boston. Two other Bowdoin men, 
Bill Ratcliff '27 and Fergus Upham '38, are also 
members of the 12-man Board of Directors. 

Bill Soule, Superintendent of Schools in Port 
land, is President-elect of the Maine Teachers' As- 
sociation and will assume office next year. 

Frank Swan was re-elected Judge of Probate in 
Barrington, R. I., in November. He served as 
vice chairman of the Charter Commission that 
drafted a home rule charter recently adopted by 
that town. 

1937 Secretary, William S. Burton 
1144 Union Commerce Building 
Cleveland 14, Ohio 

Bob Cotton, Director of the new million dollar 
laboratory of the Continental Baking Company 
in Rye, N. Y., was recently mentioned in many 
newspapers when he stated that modern bread is 
much better in every way (taste, nutrition, pur- 
ity, etc.) than the bread which Grandma used 
to bake. Bob says, "People tend to remember the 
old home-baked bread as being wonderful primar- 

ilj because it is associated with the pleasant mem 
ones of childhood. Believe me, today's bread 
ha- it beaten on all counts. " 

Jonathan French is Director OJ Ambler Junior 

College, a division of Temple I'mveisitx in Phila- 
delphia, Pa, 'The Frenches have two daughters, 
Kath) and Julie. 

Paul Gilpatric writes, "Finally have Beth ami 
Robbie to the age ol skiing, and now winter and 

Clarke '40 

summer look much the same. Kennebunkport vs. 
the White Mountains. See you one place or the 
other. Helen does not participate in skiing but 
is generally along for the ride." 

Neale Howard, science and math teacher at the 
Millbrook School in Millbrook, N. Y., has written 
a book entitled Handbook for Observing the Satel- 
lites. Based on the experience of the Millbrook 
School Moonwatch Team, it is published by the 
Thomas Y. Crowell Company. 

Dick McCann, Project Director of the National 
Commission on Mental Illness and Health, lives at 
1 Billings Park, Newton 58, Mass. 

Dr. Joe Rogers has been promoted to Associate 
Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School 
of Medicine. 

Bob Rohr has been appointed manager of the 
Westchester branch office (in Scarsdale, N. Y.) of 
the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. 

1938 Secretary, Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 

Don Bradford is Staff Director of the Planning 
Division, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logis- 
tics), Department of Defense, at the Pentagon in 
Washington, D. C. His home address is 1122 St. 
Andrews Drive, Fairfax, Va. 

George Davidson, who recently left secondary 
school administration to devote more time to his 
summer camp for boys, is looking forward to the 
ninth season of Camp Wakuta, "the camp where 
sons of Bowdoin men meet." Camp Wakuta fea- 
tures a trek to the Bowdoin campus every sum- 
mer, and the boys camp out at the Mere Point 
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Whitman '35. 
Camp Wakuta, located in the White Mountain re- 
gion of New Hampshire, has a definite Bowdoin 
tinge; many of the staff members as well as the 
campers are of the greater Bowdoin family. 

Cmdr. Jack Frazier is still the Navigator on 
the USS Forrestal, which has been deployed in 
the Mediterranean. He is scheduled to return to 
the States in March. Jack's new home address is 
311 Twenty-sixth Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 

Dr. Alexander Maitland, who maintains a private 
practice and is associated with the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Health, has moved to 22 
Franklin Street, Holliston, Mass., with his wife 
and two sons, Stuart (14) and Gregory (10). 

Curt Symonds, Semiconductor Division Con- 
troller for Sylvania Electric Products, Inc., in Wo- 
burn, Mass., was guest speaker at the November 
I lth meeting of the New Bedford Fall River Chap 
ter of the National Association of Manufacturers. 
His topic was "How to Make Capital Controls 

Professor Carroll Terrell of the University of 
Maine's English department was elected a director 
of the newly formed Northeast Folk Lore Society 
at its first meeting in Orono on December 7. 

Ralph Winn has been called to Warwick, R. I., 
to establish another new church under the direc 
Hon of the Board of Home Missions and the 
Rhode Island Congregational Christian Conference. 
His address is 2952 West Shore Road, Warwick. 

1939 Secretary, John H. Rich jr. 
19 Sachtleben Strasse 

Berlin, Germany 

Joe Pierce will once again head our reunion. 
Number One, South Maine, will be headquarters 
for our Twentieth. 

Luther Abbott of the Cushman Shoe Company 
is the new first vice president of the Associated 
Shoe Executives of Maine. 

"Congratulations to Nelson Corey on Selection 
as Bowdoin's Coach" was the title of an editorial 
which appeared in the Portland Press Herald on 
December 27. 

Rabbit Haire is in his ninth year of announcing 
for the Boston Celtics in the Boston Garden. In 
all this time he has not missed a single home 
game. He says, "In spite of poor start, don't sell 
Celtics short. They'll bring the World Cham 
pionship back to Boston." 

Col. Ben Karsokas is presently serving as as- 
sistant commandant of the Air Force ROTC for 
the New England area. 

Portland disc jockey Seth Larrabee was the 
subject of a feature article in the Portland Evening 
Express for December 20. His early morning pro- 
gram on WLOB was described as a "must" for 
Portland teenagers. As a spare time interest Seth 
is working on his car. 

The Class Secretary was the subject of a story 
in the Portland Evening Express on November 14 
entitled "Former Local Newsman on Job in Ber- 
lin." Accompanied by a photo of John, Doris, and 
their four children, Barberine (3), John III (2), 
and twins Whitney and Nathaniel (1), the story 
traced his career, including his appointment as 
NBC news correspondent in Berlin in 1957. 

Red Rowson, who gave up general practice in 
1955, finished a surgical residency at Hartford 
(Conn.) Hospital last July. He is now practic- 
ing surgery in North Grosvenordale, Conn., where 
his address is P. 0. Box 248. The Rowsons have 
five children, three boys and two girls. Red's 
older daughter, Muriel, is at Oak Grove in Vas- 
salboro, and his eldest son, Walter III, may 
enter Bowdoin in 1963. 

1940 Secretary, Neal W. Allen jr. 
Department of History 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

Bob Bass reports a brief visit with Eben Lewis 
'41 in Juneau, Alaska, when he made a trip there 
with other Maine businessmen to visit the 49th 
state. Bob has been re-elected a director of the 
New England Council. 

Bob Caulfield is Vice President of the Northern 
National Bank in Presque Isle. 

Shorty Clarke has been promoted to Assistant 
Vice President of the Bowman Dairy Company in 
Chicago, 111. 

Dick Tukey is Executive Vice President of the 
Spartanburg (S.C.) Chamber of Commerce. He 
was one of several Tukeys who recently wrote 
authorities in Portland, asking for nameplates 
from the old Tukey's Bridge which is being torn 
down to make way for a new high level six-lane 



1941 Secretary, Henry A. Shorey 

Last July Dave Dickson was promoted to As- 
sociate Professor of English at Michigan State 
University. On October 1 he began an academic 
year as lecturer in British and American Litera- 
ture at the Syrian University in Damascus. He 
sees Curt Jones '43 of the Consulate Staff fre- 
quently. Dave expects to return to Michigan 
State in September. His present address is c/o 
College of Arts, Department of English, The Syri- 
an University, Damascus, U.A.R. 

Bob Harrington's hobby is unlimited hydro- 
plane racing. He has been a crew member and 
is associated with the American Power Boat As 
sociation, which sponsors the races. 

Charles Hartshorn has moved to 19 West Cedar 
Street, Boston 8, Mass. He is building "a year- 
round house in Falmouth for weekend and sum- 
mer use. Will rent (next summer)." 

Jack London is the father of four children. 
Steve (16) "will be ready for Bowdoin, I hope, 
in another year. Howard (1) and Ken (4) have 
time. Anyone know of a good girls' school for 
Jayne (2)?" 

Bob Martin is serving his third term in the 
Maine Senate, where he is Chairman of the Legal 
Affairs Committee and of the Public Utilities Com- 

Rupe Neily, owner of the Maine Coast Boat 
Sales and a public relations sales consultant, was 
featured in the Boothbay Register for October 30 
as the "Merchant of the Week." 

Everett Pope's Workingmen's Co-operative Bank 
in Boston was consolidated with Congress Co-op- 
erative Bank on January 13. Ev is president of 
the consolidated bank, which is also called Work 
ingmen's Co-operative Bank. 

Ev Pope has been named vice chairman of the 
membership committee of the Greater Boston 
Chamber of Commerce. 

State Senator Rodney Ross spoke at a meeting 
of the Cumberland County Republican Committee 
on January 19 in Cumberland Center. 

Jim Sturtevant has purchased a farm near 
Lake Ontario, about forty miles from Syracuse, 
in the town of Victory, N. Y. His new address is 
RFD 2, Red Creek, N. Y. 

1942 Secretary, John L. Baxter jr. 
19 Lancey Street 

Bob Bell, Vice President of Allied Publishers of 
Portland, Ore., addressed the business teachers of 
Greater Boston recently. His topic was "Brief- 
hand, the New Educational Tool for Note-taking." 

The Courier-Gazette of Rockland paid tribute 
to Clayton Bitler in an editorial on December 12 
entitled "We Are Proud of His Public Spirit." 
The editor labeled him "an incurable supporter of 
every worthwhile movement looking toward the 
public good and the welfare of our city and its 
people." Despite a severe loss in a fire which re- 
cently destroyed Clayton's large store, he is work- 
ing to have the local Coast Guard Auxiliary's new- 
ly-acquired schooner hauled up on shore and per- 
manently fixed where it will last for years and 
not be subject to the ravages of salt water and 

Bob Neilson has succeeded Percy Mitchell '14 
as Controller of Morgan Construction Company in 
Worcester, Mass., with which he has been associa- 
ted since 1946. Bob and Hazel have a daughter, 
Betty Jean (13), and a son, Robert jr. (12). 

Mario Tonon, Principal of Brunswick High 
School, attended the 73rd annual meeting of the 
New England Association of Colleges and Second 
ary Schools, held in Boston on December 5. 

1943 Secretary, John F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 

South Portland 

Ruth and Don Cross announce the arrival of 
their first son, David Bruce, on October 4. Their 
daughter, Kathy, is now 10. Don is Associate 

Professor of English at Upsala College in East Or- 
ange, N. J. 

Cush Hayward reports the birth of David Cush- 
ing Hayward (fourth child, third son) on Decern 
ber 15. The Haywards have moved to 54 South 
Street, Auburn, Mass. Cush is still with the John 
J. Nissen Baking Company in Worcester. 

Jack Hoopes' daughter Kitsie surprised him re- 
cently by bringing home a copy of one of President 
Hyde's well-known prayers from her kindergarten 

Barr '45 

class at the Friends School (Wilmington, Del.). 
The prayer, known to many Bowdoin men, begins, 
"Oh Lord, give us clean hands, clean words, 
and clean thoughts." It has been used by the 
school for a number of years. 

The Class Secretary addressed the Portland Club 
on December 15, at which time he told its mem- 
bers about plans for the future of the University 
of Maine in Portland, of which he is Assistant 

Fred Morecombe has been elected Convener and 
Council Member for the Bowdoin Club of St. Louis. 

Martin and Barbara Roberts are the parents of 
a daughter, Nancy Davis, born on July 31. With 
Nancy's two brothers, Toby (9) and Roby (6Vi), 
they live at 90 Longfellow Drive, East Greenwich, 
R. I. 

1944 Secretary, Ross Williams 
Building 1 
Apartment 3-A 
14 South Broadway 
Irvington, N. Y. 

Roy LaCasce is Chairman of our Fifteenth Re- 
union. Campus headquarters will be #17 North 

Vance Bourjaily's play "The Man with a Thou- 
sand Names" was presented on television's Circle 
Theater on January 21. 

Budd Callman writes that he met Don Philbrick 
aboard the Augustus in September and saw him 
later in Seville. This April marks Budd's fifth 
year in Spain, where his address is Manufacturas 
de Corcho Armstrong, Apartado 51, Seville. 

Doug Carmichael was promoted to Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Philosophy at Indiana University last 
June but resigned to accept a similar appointment 
at St. Lawrence University, where for the time 
being he is "the entire department." He says 
that he is delighted to get back to a northern 
climate and a liberal arts campus. His article 
"Autonomy and Order" was published in the July 
17 issue of the Journal of Philosophy. The Car- 
michaels' address is 72 Park Street, Canton, N.Y. 

Leigh Clark recently joined Massachusetts Bond 
ing and Insurance Company in Boston and moved 
to 162 Fuller Street, Brookline 46, Mass. He had 
been an attorney with Liberty Mutual Insurance 
Company in Worcester. 

Last April the Bal Goldens bought a home at 
251 West 11th Street in the Greenwich Village 
area of Manhattan. Bal says, "We have now 
really solved the space problem of living in Man- 
hattan, having about eleven rooms in addition to 
a pleasant patio in the rear which is bordered with 
ivy and has two aelanthus trees." 

Tom Donovan announces the arrival of "another 
nice baby girl" — Jane Alice, born on November 18. 

Al Lee reports the birth of his third daughter, 
Stephanie, on February 25, 1958. He is still with 
the Plymouth Cordage Company. 

The Alexander Montgomery Prize Scholarship, 
awarded each year by the Bowdoin chapter of 
Kappa Sigma fraternity, went this year to Macey 
Rosenthal '59 of Brookline, Mass. 

Ed Richards has joined the Woodward Insur- 
ance Agency of Hatfield, Mass. 

Dick Saville is First Vice President of the Con- 
necticut Science Teachers' Association. Last sum- 
mer he was at Wesleyan, studying on an Esso 
Educational Foundation grant. 

Allan Woodcock, Majority Leader of the Maine 
Senate, has been the subject of many interesting 
articles recently in the Maine press. He has been 
applauded for his vigorous leadership in the cur- 
rent session of the Senate. 

1945 Secretary, Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 
32 Ledgewood Road, 
West Hartford, Conn. 

Bill Bailey, accounting personnel assistant for 
the New England Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany, has been named 1959 Chairman for the 
United Fund in Milton, Mass. Bill and Gloria live 
at 427 Hillside Street in Milton with their two 

Norm Barr has been named General Sales Man- 
ager of the Sales Division of K'easbey & Mattison 
Company in Ambler, Pa., with which he has been 
associated since 1948. The company makes as- 
bestos-cement, magnesia, and asphalt products. 
Norm and Kaye live at 1026 Fairway Lane, Glad- 
wyne, Pa. 

Taylor Cole studied at Carleton College in 
Northfield, Minn., for six weeks last summer on 
a National Science Foundation scholarship for 
math and science teachers. Taylor, his wife, and 
four children made the trip and "enjoyed every 
minute of it." Shortly after their return home, 
Carleton Whitney Cole, their fifth child and third 
son, was born, on August 20. 

Dr. Bob Crozier was married to Miss Mary E. 
Clayton of Boston, Mass., on January 10. They 
plan to live in Boston, where Bob is associated 
with the Lahey Clinic. 

Dean Cushing has been appointed Executive 
Secretary by the Boston Retail Trade Board. 

Pete Garland was re-elected to his fourth term 
as Mayor of Saco on January 12, defeating his 
Democratic opponent 2,162 to 1,450. 

Pete has also been elected Treasurer of the 
Pine Tree Society for Crippled Children and Adults. 

Al Hammerle reports, "Still have three daugh- 
ters, ages 9, 8, and 5. No Bowdoin prospect in 
sight as yet. Am in tenth year of life insurance 
business with Penn Mutual in New York City. 
Got my Chartered Life Underwriter designation a 
year ago." 

Dave Johnston, who is minister of the South 
Congregational Church in Brockton, Mass., is now 
the father of four sons. His address is 26 South 
Street, Brockton. 

Jim and Mary MacNaughton have moved to 
303 Thirtieth Street South, Brigantine, N. J., 
where Jim is the new pastor of the Community 
Presbyterian Church. Brigantine is a small city 
located on an island just north of Atlantic City. 
In the past dozen years it has grown from 200 to 
5,000, and the population leaps to 12,000 during 
the summer. The only Protestant church on the 
island, Jim's new church was founded in 1 952, 
It already has about 350 members and excellent 
prospects for future growth. 

The Wallace Philoons are parents nt .i second 
son, born November 19 in St. Louis, Mo. 

FEBRUARY 19 5 9 


Dr ken Senior heciiue .1 Follow oi the Amen 

1 ollega i'i Surgeons in t >>• t>>l>.-i He is also hi 
instructor in surge*} .it the Universit) ol South 
era California School ol Medicine. 

It (Mi B<>t> Sim-i has been transferred from 
Florida to the Stall of the Commander ol Des 
Squadron I Flee! Posl Office, s.u. 

Fran I ■ 1 1 f . 

\ Force Captain B> Stanle) writes from Me 
Guire I Force Base in New lersey, "Almost 
made the Maine game with Dex Foss, Will trj 

Nate Towne writes. "Saw Charle) Kehlenbach 
last summer when l><' came Bast to vacation on 
the Cape He is senior liaison man to the Air 
Force for Pratt .iiul Whitney. Charlej and Sylvia 
I! • W Qeveland, Apartment 10, Las Veg 
Nt\ He run into several Bowdoin men 
ni the West 

On Februarj 1 Phil Wilder returned to liis 
duties .it Wabash College as Associate Professor 
of Political Science, after .1 year .1-. Special Con 
sultanl to the Chairman of the Republican Na- 
tional Committee. Since the election he has lee 
lured .a Princeton, Rutgers, Union, .mil Hunter. 
His address is 118 South Grant Avenue, Craw 
fordsville, Ind. 

I *) lii Secretary, Morris A. 
55 Pillshury Street 
South Portland 7 


The Emery Beanes are the parents of Charles 
Emory Beane, born August 23. 

Dick Bird announces the arrival of a third 
daughter, Barbara Elizabeth, in August. The Birds 
hope to get up to Maine this summer. They live 
•it 136 Central Avenue. Glen Rock, N. .1. 

Malcolm Burr is in the steel business and lives 
at 1") Grove Street. Winchester, Mass. 

The Class Secretary has been elected a corpor- 
ator of the Maine Medical Center in Portland. 

Henry Di\on writes, "I spent the summer of 
3 in southern Germany on Lake Constance as 
the leader of a work camp, composed of students 
from the George School (Bucks County, Pa.) and 
our two affiliated schools, one in Dusseldorf and 
one in Berlin." 

Dave Hastings is serving a two-year term on 
the Maine Executive Council. 

Dick Lewis expects to receive his Ph.D. in 
March, after which he'll return to South America 
for the U. S. Geological Survey. "We will be in 
Brazil this time," he writes, "and our headquar- 
ters will be in Rio de Janeiro." 

Coleman Metzler reports the birth of their third 
child and second son, Craig Purnell Metzler, on 
October 22. Frederick is 7 and Ann is 5. Cole- 
man is in his fifth year as Chief School Officer 
(Supervising Principal) for the Clayton Consoli 
dated School District in Clayton, Del. 

Allen Morgan, who heads the staff of the Massa- 
chusetts Audubon Society, spoke to the Augusta 
Nature Club and showed color movies on Novem 
her 21. His subject was bird life in the Gaspc 
Peninsula in Quebec. 

Judge Luman Nevels was Bowdoin's representa- 
tive at the inauguration of the new president of 
Honolulu Christian College on January 27. 

Ken (Paul) Niven spoke at Bowdoin under the 
auspices of the Student Council on December 15. 
His talk was based on his experiences in Russia 
as CBS correspondent. 

Ken was one of eight CBS newsmen who par- 
ticipated in Edward R. Murrow's hour-long special 
year-end telecast on December 28. Entitled "Years 
of Crisis," the program was the tenth in a series. 

Dr. Neil Taylor's wife, Anne, writes that he 
has more than he can handle with a large general 
practice and a lively household of three sons and 
a daughter, ages 1 to 7. 

Harold Thurston has bpen named Assistant Man- 
ager of the Pocahontas Steamship Company. He 
and Mary livp at 21 Jordan Street, Beverly, Mass., 
with their two sons, Arleigh (9) and Dean (7). 

I *> 1 7 Secretary, Kenneth M. Schubert 

887 Castle Street 

Geneva, N. V. 

Charles Abbot! reports the arrival ol his firs) 
child, Sally, on November 80, 

Gene Bernardin is .1 candidate for .1 three year 
term .is selectman in Andover, M.isv, where he op 

erateS his own insurance and real estate business. 

Gene and Carolyn have three children, Amj (">>. 

Eugene 111 (It), and Daniel I I I 

I.t. Hut' Blake is one of Inn Naval aviators on 
exchange duty with the Royal Navy. He is lo 

cited with 700 Squadron, R.N.A.S. Yeovilton, 

Somerset, England, in England's west countiv. 
similar to Maine in looks. With three children in 
the English school system and as the only Arm- 1 i 
can family locally, the Blakos are having "a jolly 
good time becoming tame Americans ." Mail 
should go to Navy 100, Box 60, FPO, New York. 

Boh Clark is being transferred in May to Fair 
banks, Alaska, where he'll be stationed for three 
years with the Air Force. 

Stan Dole was married to Miss Elizabeth Green 
smith last May 24. They live at 18005 Oak 
Drive, Detroit 21, Michigan. Stan works for Ernst 
and Ernst as a certified public accountant. 

Leo and Helen Dunn are parents of a fifth 
child, their first daughter, Margaret Dunn, born 
on December 7. 

Wallace Jaffe is conducting lessons in basic 
Russian, as a volunteer teacher, over WCSH-TV 
in Portland. His fifteen-minute program is seen 
once a week, on Thursdays at 1:15. Wallace is 
regularly a sixth grade teacher at the North 
School in Portland. 

Don Jordan is living at 1431 Kynlyn Drive, Wil 
mington 3, Del. He works in the Technical Sec- 
tion of DuPont's Pigment Department in Edge- 
mont, Del. Don recently completed the require- 
ments for a doctorate in research chemistry at 
the University of New Hampshire. He is mar- 
ried to the former Marcia Gooding of Westbrook. 

Bob Morrell is the new Vice President of the 
Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce. 

The Class Secretary is now Manager of the In- 
ternationa] Paper Company's Container Division 
plant in Geneva, N. Y., where his address is 
387 Castle Street. 

1948 Secretary, C. Cabot Easton 
31 Belmont Street 

Barney Baxter is Executive Vice President of 
Simond, Payson Company, Incorporated, a Port- 
land advertising agency, which held an open house 
at its enlarged quarters at 53 Exchange Street on 
December 19. 

Chuck Begley is teaching English and coaching 
basketball at Waldoboro High School, where he 
has been a member of the faculty since his gradu- 
ation. The Begleys, who have a daughter (4) and 
a son (2), moved into a new house a year and a 
half ago. 

Jim Burgess has been appointed a special rep- 
resentative of the new office on Route 128 in 
Waltham, Mass., which will serve as suburban 
headquarters for the Robert Pitcher General Agency 
of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Com- 

Dabney Caldwell has been living in Framing- 
ham, Mass., for two years, working on his doc- 
torate in geology and teaching at Wellesley Col- 
lege. The Caldwells have a daughter (5) and a 
son (4). 

Dr. Charles Erickson has taken another doctor 
into association with him in his offices at 26fi Main 
Street, Oxford, Mass. He also has plans to expand 
his office and clinical facilities at that address in 
the near future. 

Everett Gray's 7-year-old daughter, Karen Eliza- 
beth, has a new brother, David Everett, born 
July 11. 

Ed Leason is New England Circulation and Sales 

Promotion Manager for Time, Life, and Fortune. 
He and his family live in Norwood, Mass. His son 
is 7 and his daughter is 6. 

Mike Mildon, a registered pharmacist, works for 
the Tappan Pharmacy in Brookline, Mass. He was 
hack lor Alumni Weekend in November. 

The Steve Monaghans moved to 65 Drew Road, 
South Portland, in January. Steve is practicing 
orthopedic surgery in Portland at the Maine Modi 
cal Center and at Mercy Hospital. 

Paul Muohlon brings us up to date. He has 
been in the Navy since 1950 and is now a lieu- 
tenant commander. He is one of the few "Helium 
Heads" in the Navy — one of half a dozen men 
trained in lighter than air craft, which continue 
to be of great importance in weather observation 
and as radar platforms. In a recent trip to the 
North Pole he had the important job of heading 
the ground crew. And recently he landed the first 
ZP2G at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Paul, 
who founded the Bowdoin Club of Seattle, has six 
children, the largest number in the Class. 

Dick Poulos, Federal Referee in Bankruptcy, 
was praised in a January 4 editorial by the Port- 
land Sunday Telegram for his recent actions to 
keep a Washington County cannery in operation 
and not impose the hardship of unemployment on 
300 400 people who find seasonal work in it. 

Pete Prins has moved from Amsterdam to Prins 
Bernhardlaan 128, Voorburg, Netherlands. 

Bill Siebert, a production engineer with Fed- 
eral Products, Inc., in Providence, R. I., now has 
four children, two boys and two girls. 

Austin Sowles is practicing dentistry in Boston. 

Ed Stone has been working for the Arthur An- 
derson Company since his graduation and is now 
a manager in the concern. In 1954 he became 
a C.P.A. The Stones have three children and 
live in Melrose, Mass. 

Don Strong has added another feature to his 
Stowe House. The new Main Spar Tap Room, 
fitted out to resemble the main cabin in an old 
sailing ship, is located in the basement and is 
advertised as a place where one may go in casual 
or informal attire. Don has been elected president 
of the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Bob Sziklas reports two daughters, ages 5 and 
3. This winter he is teaching all the science 
courses at Nantucket (Mass.) High School. He 
is also an active Rotarian and Director and Vice 
President of the Chamber of Commerce. Bob 
owns a summer resort, Crow's Nest, Wauwainet, 
Nantucket Island, Mass., and is a director of the 
Nantucket Boys' Club. 

Tom Weatherill is doing cost analysis work for 
the Sun Oil Company in Philadelphia, Pa. The 
Weatherills have three children, two boys (7 and 
1) and a girl (5). 

Dr. Cliff Wilson was recently elected an As- 
sociate of the American College of Physicians. He 
is also the father of a second son, Christopher G. 
Wilson, born July 15. 

1949 Secretary, Ira Pitcher 
RD 2 

Plans are going forward for our Tenth Reunion 
in June. Our headquarters will be Room 3, South 

The Reverend Dick Acker has resigned as rector 
of the Church of the Incarnation in Lynn, Mass., 
to become vicar of the Farmington and Skowhegan 
missions of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

The Ernest Baintons are parents of their first 
child, Diane Snow Bainton, born on December 9 

Leon Buker brings us up to date: "Since leav- 
ing Bowdoin, I have spent two years in Europe, 
where I married a German girl, Anni ; have taught 
French at Shady Side Academy (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 
and French and Spanish at Girard College (Phila- 
delphia, Pa.) ; and a year ago I moved here to 
teach French and Spanish at Isidore Newman 
School." Leon's address is 1021 Leontine Street, 
New Orleans, La. 

Dave Crowell was married to Mrs. Alice Hess 
Brandt of Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., on December 31. 
Dave is with N. W. Ayer and Son in Philadelphia, 



and the Crowells live at 402 Pembroke Road, 

Ollie and Mary Emerson have a new daughter, 
Katherine Logan Emerson, born June 22. She is 
their third child. 

Major Walt Favorite, who is assigned to the 
American Embassy in Paris, received two decora- 
tions in 1958 — the Knight of the Order of the 
Sword of the Swedish Government and the Legion 
of Merit of the United States. His address is 
USRO, DEF 6, APO 230, New York. 

Clarence Fiedler is teaching Grade Four at the 
Marston School in Hampton, N. H. 

Jack Giffin has been appointed Assistant Secre- 
tary of the Amoskeag Savings Bank in Man- 
chester, N. H. He and Pru have one child, 
John III, age 3, and live at 68 Russell Street, 

Since last August the Reverend Dan Kunhardt 
has been vicar of the Church of the Epiphany, Wil- 
braham, and of St. Mary's Church, Palmer, in the 
Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachu- 

The Jim Lappins have moved from the South- 
west to Belmont, Mass., and Jim is with the Dew- 
ey and Almy Overseas Company as Manager of 
Corporate Accounts. 

Bob List recently formed Realty Associates of 
Florida, an investment firm specializing in Florida 
development properties. 

Dr. Bill McCormack became a member of the 
American Academy of Pediatrics last March and a 
partner in the McFarland Clinic in July. Bill is 
the father of a fourth child and second son, Don- 
ald Love McCormack, born on November 12. The 
McCormacks' address is 3416 Woodland Street, 
Ames, Iowa. 

The Class Secretary is the father of a fourth 
child, S. Thomas Pitcher, born last August 28. 

Joe Shortell and his Model T Ford were pic- 
tured on page 26 of the November (1958) Ford 

Don and Kay Spring announce the birth of their 
first child, Renee Barbara Spring, on September 1. 

Emery and Cynthia Stevens are the parents of 
Craig Arthur Stevens, their third child, born on 
December 23. 

1950 Secretary, Howard C. Reiche jr. 
20 Olive Road 
South Portland 7 

In view of our successful off-year reunion last 
June, a number of classmates have expressed in- 
terest in meeting at the 1959 Commencement. 
Room 17 in North Appleton has been reserved 
again for our official on-campus gathering spot. 
The Class Secretary, Agent Jerry McCarty, or 
"home-base representatives" Hoke Hokanson and 
Pete Barnard will be happy to hear of any of you 
who can join us. Plan to be there to help gather 
steam for a big Tenth in 1960! 

Bruce and Nita Barrett have moved to 35 Elm- 
wood Road, Wellesley, Mass. Bruce is a member of 
the research staff at M.I.T.'s Lincoln Laboratories. 

Dick Brackett, who was made an assistant vice 
president of the Rockland-Atlas National Bank of 
Boston last summer, travels in Maine a good deal 
and frequently meets Bowdoin people. He writes, 
"Brother-in-law Jack Cronin '51 was here from 
Kirkland, Wash., a while back. He and Barb 
added a girl to the family last month. Then we 
saw the Clem Browns Thanksgiving weekend." 

Dick Farr is a research chemist in the Spring 
dale Research Center of the Paint Division of the 
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. He, Alda, and 
their year-old son, Wesley, live at 23 Crystal 
Drive, Oakmont, Pa., and will be happy to see 
any Bowdoin men who are passing through. 

Jackie Feehan, Deputy Clerk of Courts for 
Cumberland County, has been admitted to practice 
in the Federal Court. 

Roy Gallant recently returned from a two- 
month editing assignment for Doubleday in Lon- 
don and Switzerland. His new address is RFD, 
Carmel, N.Y. 

Mert Henry is now associated with the Port- 
land law firm of Sheriff and Baird at 477 Con- 
gress Street. 

Bob and Jean Jorgensen announce the birth of 
a son, Michael Barrett Jorgensen, on December 12. 

Dick Leavitt has moved to 369 Plainfield Road, 
Westbury, L.I., N.Y. He is in his third year in 
the biology department of Adelphi College in Gar- 
den City. The Leavitts' daughter, Judy, is l 1 /^. 

Watson Lincoln is an accountant in the engin- 
eering department of the DuPont Company in Wil- 
mington, Del. His address is P.O. Box 92, High- 
land Park, N.J. 

Gene McNabb is the new golf pro at the Kebo 
Valley Country Club in Bar Harbor. For the past 
eight years he had been the professional at the 
St. Croix Country Club in Calais. During the 
school year Gene is an instructor in French and 
English at the Horace Mann School in New York 
City. Next year he will be in Berlin, Germany, 
as an exchange teacher in a preparatory school 
there. The McNabbs have two children, Gene jr. 
(9) and Eileen (6). 

In September Hiram Nickerson resigned as Ex- 
ecutive Director of the Bangor-Brewer Tubercu- 
losis and Health Association to become Director of 
Public Education for the Massachusetts Division 
of the American Cancer Society, with offices at 138 
Newbury Street, Boston. Hiram lives at 268 Hur- 
on Avenue, Cambridge 38, Mass. 

Al Patton is selling paperboard for the division 
of Continental Can Company that was formerly the 
Robert Gair Company. His territory is metro- 
politan New York. The Pattons live at 154 
Manting Avenue, Tarrytown, N. Y., with their two 
sons, Doug (4%) and Richard (1). Visiting 
Bowdoin men are welcome. 

Bob Racine, who rejoined the Brunswick Police 
Department in 1956, has been promoted from pa- 
trolman to detective sergeant. He is the first man 
to hold this title on the Brunswick force. 

Arthur Simensky is engaged to Miss Barbara 
Charlotte Lerman of Biddeford. 

Ray Troubh is now Secretary and Treasurer of 
the Lazard Fund. His address is Apartment 14-G, 
390 First Avenue, New York 10, N.Y. 

The Bob Waughs announce the arrival of their 
first son and third child, Andrew Goodrich, born 
on December 4. 

The Charles Wilders announce the birth of 
their first child, Michael Dean Wilder, on Decem- 
ber 22. 

1951 Secretary, Lt. Jules F. Siroy 

2970 65th Street 
Sacramento 17, Calif. 

Last summer Alan Baker left General Electric 
to begin work with the Hopkins Door Operator 
Company, where he is Marketing Manager. His 
firm is just starting out in the automatic pedes- 
trian door opener business. Al's address is May- 
fair House, Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia 44, Pa. 

The Reverend Dick Bamforth lives at 514 East 
Argonne Drive, Kirkwood 22, Mo. He was gradu- 
ated from Berkeley Divinity School in June, was 
ordained a deacon in Boston, and is now curate of 
Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood. 

Owen Beenhouwer was married on November 
23, 1957, to Miss Lillemor Bios of New York 
City. Since September of 1957 he has been 
studying at the Manhattan School of Music, where 
he is working on a bachelor of music degree with 
a major in theory. He expects to graduate in 
June, 1960, and then begin work on a master 
of music degree. 

John Blatchford has been promoted to Trust 
Officer by the Casco Bank and Trust Company of 

Bob Corliss reports the birth of his first son, 
Ethan Brock Corliss, on Columbus Day. 

Dr. Andrew Crummy is now at the University 
of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wis. 

Jack Daggett was married to Miss Janet Marie 
Hoffman of Martinsburg, W. Va., on October 18. 
They live in Hohokus, N. J. 

Dudley Dowell is living in Kansas City and 
traveling for Mutual of New York Life Insurance 
Company as a training assistant. He reports a 
son, Dudley III, born October 26, 1957. 

Bob Eaton has become an associate in the Ban- 

gor law firm of Eaton, Peabody, Bradford, and 

Pete Fay writes, "After a fruitless venture in 
Tangier, I'm back at teaching at Anatolia College 
in Salonika, Greece. Salonika is more Turkish 
than Greek and a two-hour drive from Bulgaria. 
Quite a new life for Francoise and me." 

Joe Gauld is basketball coach at the New Hamp- 
ton School in New Hampton, N.H. 

Capt. Herb Gould, a flight surgeon with the Air 
Force in London, England, plans to leave the serv- 
ice next summer and specialize in ophthalmology 
in New York City. Herb and Kathleen and their 
two children, Deirdhre and Siobhan, presently live 
in Wembley Park, Middlesex, England, and Herb's 
service address is 7520 USAF Hospital, APO 125, 
New York, N.Y. 

Eugene Henderson received his M. B. A. degree 
from Stanford University's Graduate School of 
Business last April. He has moved to 310 North 
Piedmont Street, Arlington 3, Va. 

Bill Knights, in his third year at the University 
of Vermont Medical School, reports the arrival of 
his first child, William Jay, on November 19. 

Tom Little has recently been made Senior So- 
cial Sciences Librarian at the Stanford University 
Library. Barbara is secretary to the Dean of Hu- 
manities and Sciences. The Littles live at 15 
Coleman Place, Menlo Park, Calif. 

Charles Lermond has joined the Dewey and Almy 
Chemical Division of W. R. Grace and Company 
as research chemist in the spectroscopy laboratory. 
He, Martha, and their two children, Kent (6) and 
Nancy (2), have moved from Natick to 102 Bur- 
lington Street, Lexington, Mass. 

Last fall Grover Marshall began teaching French 
and Italian at Williams College. 

The Alvin Millers are parents of a second child, 
Daniel Matthew Miller, born July 1. 

Duane Phillips has been promoted to Personnel 
Assistant by the United Illuminating Company of 
New Haven, Conn. He will be in charge of the 
company's employee training program. 

Al Rogers is continuing his orthopedic residency 
at Chelsea Naval Hospital in Massachusetts. 

John and Doris Sanborn have three children, 
Johnny, Betsy, and Nancy. John is a manufac- 
turer's representative in the New England terri- 
tory for seven mills which manufacture steel 

Dick and Jo Tinsley are the parents of a second 
son, James Franklin, born on July 28. 

Dr. John Topham now has two sons and a 
daughter, Julie Ann, who was born on November 

Dick and Marilyn Van Orden have moved to a 
new house at 924 Bellclaire Avenue, S. E., Grand 
Rapids 6, Mich., where they live with their three 
children, Ricky, Mindy, and Craig. Dick is prac- 
ticing law with the firm of Bergstrom, Slykhouse, 
and Van Orden. 

1952 Secretary, William G. Boggs 
422 East Fairview Avenue 
Ambler, Pa. 

Ray Biggar, who is living at 811 Garfield Street, 
Madison, Wis., reports, "Still grinding away at a 
Ph.D. in English, page by page." 

The Class Secretary has a daughter, Linda, 16 
months old. 

John Cooper is practicing law with Moser, Grif- 
fin, and Kerby in Summit, N.J. 

Edgar Cousins has a daughter, Betsy, now 
seven months old. 

George Farr is in the insurance business with 
Dow and Pinkham in Portland, where he is as- 
sociated with Elvin Gilman '40. 

Dick Gott was the speaker at a combined meet- 
ing of Federated Clubs at the Farnsworth Museum 
in Rockland on November 12. He talked on his 
recent extensive travels in Communist countries 
in Europe. 

Jack Handy was married to Miss Mania Jean 
Steiner of Ladue, Mo., on November 15. They 
live on Longhill Street, Springfield, Mass., and 

FEB R U A RY 19 59 

25 oJ New \ oi k on December 31 to report 
to Fori Benning, Ga., Foi .1 six-month tour of dutj 
with the \ 

Williams was married to Miss Ella 

Mae Keree ol Saugus, Mass. on September 7 

The) live .11 630 Franklin Street, Melrose, Mass 

n.iIix work with the Upjohn Com 

Dick VVilsey, who transferred to Kalamazoo 
College, «.i^ graduated there last June and Is 
now with Better Foods in Battle Creek. Mis home 
address is still 2117 Sheffield Road, Kalamaaoo, 

1959 S etao'i Brendan J. Teeling 
21 Moore Hall 

Bowdoin College 

Junghi Ahn is continuing liis studies at Colum- 
bia University. His address is 213 Furnald Hall, 
Columbia University, New York .7. N. Y. 

Phil Eliason is engaged to Miss Catherine Renel- 
da Buchanan of Falmouth. Phil is stationed with 
the Marines in S.m Francisco .is a corporal. 

Jim Howard 1^ engaged to Miss Joyce Tracj of 

Powers McLean started liis basic training with 
the Arm) .it Fori Dix, N. I . in November, 

Mace) Rosenthal has been awarded the Alex- 
ander Montgomery Prize Scholarship, given each 
year b) the Bowdoin chapter of Kappa Sigma 

1960 Secretary, Richard H. Downes 
24 Coleman Hall 

Bowdoin College 


Class elections on December 1 and 2 resulted 
in these officers: President, Bob Hawkes; Vice 
President, Terry Sheehan; and Secretary-Treasurer, 
Dick Downes. 

Pete Anders, hi has become engaged to Miss 
Nanc) Shoemaker, .1 student at Colby College. 

N lis Ashe and Miss Sue Richards of Newport 
were married on December 20. Charlie Long '59, 
Tony Leach, Ross Hawkins, and Henry Pollock 
were ushers. 

Bob Blair was married to Miss Anne Davis of 
Portland on December 26. 

John Burbank is engaged to Miss Judv Spencer 
of Pittsfield. Mass. 

Fred .Johnson is engaged to Miss Diane Hilton 
of Fairfield. 

lie and Barbara Noel announce the birth 
of a son on December 29. 

Duncan Oliver is engaged to Miss Carol Geissler 
of Sharon, Mass. 

George Rankin is engaged to Miss Sally Snow 
of Wellesley, Mass. 

In November Luis Weil was married to Miss 
Jean Wallace, a graduate of Bradford Junior 
College. They are living at 6 Potter Street, 
Arnold Whittelsey is engaged to Miss Kathy 
Schmid of Barrington, R. I. 

1961 Dave Ballard is this year's recipient of 
the Fletcher Means Trophy, awarded each 
year by Delta Kappa Epsilon to the member of 
its freshman delegation with the highest scholas- 
tic average who has also made important con- 
tributions in both college and fraternity activities. 
The award was established a year ago to honor 
Fletrher Means '28 for his devoted service to the 
undergraduate Bowdoin Dekes. 


Peter Amann, Instructor in History, recently 
received his doctor of philosophy degree from 
the University of Chica 

Professor Philip Beam lectured on understand- 
ing modern painting to an audience at the Norway 

Memorial Library on December ■". His talk, 
illustrated by color slides, was open to the public. 
Professor Edwin Benjamin '37 spoke on "The 
Angry Young Men and The Beat Generation" to 
about fiftj teachers ol School Union 52 in Watei 

ville at a dinner meeting on November 11'. 

Dr. Gerard Brault, Instructor in French, de 
livered .1 paper at the annual convention of the 
Modern Language Association in New York on 
December 27. It was entitled "Girart d'Amiens 
and the Grandes Chioniques." 

Dr. Braull also lectured on "The Forger) of 
Documents and the Elaboration ol Fictitious Chron 

ill.- in the Middle Vges" to the Histor) 1 class 

on December " 

Professor Dan Christie ">7 attended the 1 1 

ing of the Northeastern Section of the Mathemati 
cal Association ol America on November 29, Th< 

meeting was held in Worcester, Mass.. ,,t Holy 
tio^s College. Dr. Christie is a member ol the 
Section's Nominating Committee, 

President .lames S, Coles has been re elected 

President of the Pine Tree Society for Crippled 
Children and Adults. 

President Coles was the speaker at the Friday 
noon luncheon meeting of the Sanford Springvale 
Rotar) Club on December 26. 

Professor Louis Coxe was one of the judges 

in the eighth annual Slate of Maine Poetry Con 

test last 1. ill. 

Professor Jean Darbelnet has been invited by 
the Summer School of Linguistics of the Univers- 
it) ol Alberta to give a course on semantics and 
translation, based on his book, Comparative French 
and English Stylistics. 

Professor Emeritus Alfred Gross H'52 spoke 
on India at the supper meeting of the Couples' 
Club at the First Parish Church in Brunswick 
on November 15. 

Professor Paul Hazelton '42 was one of the 
panelists who discussed "Successful Test Taking: 
The Use and Abuse of Testing" before the joint 
meeting of Brunswick PTA units on November 18. 

Professor and Mrs. Ernst Helmreich's son, Jona- 
than, is engaged to Miss Martha Anne Schaff of 
Syracuse, N. Y. Jonathan, a 1958 graduate of 
Amherst, is working on his doctorate in history 
at Princeton. 

Professor Cecil Holmes attended the meeting of 
the Northeastern Section of the Mathematical As- 
sociation of America on November 29 at Holy 
Cross College in Worcester, Mass. He is liaison 
officer between the Section and the Maine De- 
partment of Education. 

Professor-Emeritus Orren Hormell H'51 has 
been named to a one-year term on the advisory 
committee of the Maine Municipal Association. 

Dean Nathaniel Kendrick and Director of Ad 
missions Hubert Shaw '36 represented Bowdoin 
at the 73rd annual meeting of the New England 
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 
Boston on December 5. 

Professor Noel Little '17 taught a course of 
five weekly two-hour sessions in radiological de- 
fense during November and December. The even- 
ing sessions were attended by a number of people 
from the Greater Brunswick area. 

Mr. Norman London, Instructor in Speech, at- 
tended the convention of the Speech Association 
of America in Chicago during December. On Jan- 
uary 19 he served as judge, along with Horace 
Hildreth '25, for the State of Maine finalists in 
the Voice of Democracy contest. The best speaker 
and the best radio speech from each of the 49 
states will be entered in the national finals in 
Washington, D. C. 

Professor James Moulton spoke on "Under- 
water Sound" at Falmouth High School on De- 
cember 3. 

Professor David Russell participated as a 
member of the State Oral Examining Board for 
Parole and Probation Officers in Augusta on 
October 7. On October 17 and 18 he at- 
tended the Tri-State Meeting of the Psychological 
Associations of Northern New England at North 
Conway, N. H. Professor Russell served as 
Secretary-Treasurer of the State Board of Ex- 

aminers ol Psychologists ol Maine on November 
1 •> at the annual certifying examination in Au 

(in November 21 Dr. Russell gave .1 talk on 
"The Role of the Clinical Psychologist in the 
Social Well. ne Program" .it the annual meeting 

oi ill'' Ma Welfare Association in Portland. 

He also participated in .1 panel discussion at the 

On December 10 Professor Russell addressed 
the meeting ol the Portsmouth t N . 1 1 . > College 
Women's Club on the subject of the participation 
oi parents and familj in the counseling and 
guidance program for adolescents, 

Professor David Walker has been elected secre 
tary of the Maine Social Scientists. 

Professor William Whiteside has been elected 
chairman of the Ma Social Scientists. 

Former Faculty 

Dr. George Haddad, Tallman Professor in the 

first semester of 1 i » r> 7 58, is back at the Syrian 
University In Damascus, Syria. Linda celebrated 

her first birthday on November 21, and young 

Georgie is "going to the Franciscan girls' school 
next door where they have accepted him for this 
year only." The Haddads see much of two Bow- 
doin men: David Dickson '41, who is visiting 
professor of English, and Curtis Jones '-4.'! of the 
local U. S. Consulate. 

John McKenna, Librarian of Colby College, is 
the author of "The Standish Grady Collection at 
Colby College," a checklist article which appears 
in the Colby Library Quarterly for November, 1958. 


1926 Poet Robert Frost has received the $5,000 
Huntington Hartford Foundation Award 
for 1958. The prize is given annually to an 
artist, composer, or writer who the judges con- 
sider has made contributions of unusual signifi- 
cance to the arts during his career. 

1939 The Reverend Frederick Meek recently 
received an honorary doctor of laws de- 
gree from Mt. Allison University in Sackville, 
New Brunswick. He has also been elected to 
the Board of Preachers of Harvard University. 

1944 Professor Mark Van Doren of Columbia 
is the first active faculty member to re- 
ceive the Alexander Hamilton Medal of the Alum- 
ni Association of Columbia College. It is awarded 
to a former student or member of the teaching 
staff for "distinguished service in any field of 
human endeavor." 

1947 The National Board of Review of Motion 
Pictures named John Ford top director 
of the year for his movie "The Last Hurrah." 

The Bangor Daily News for November 10 
carried a front-page article entitled "Dr. Hauck 
Plays Major Educational Role in Washington." 
It praised the President-Emeritus of the Univer- 
sity of Maine for the fine job he has been doing 
as Director of the Washington International Cen- 

1949 Dr. James Killian has been on leave 
from Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology to serve as Special Assistant to President 
Eisenhower for Science and Technology. In a 
re-organization of the administration of M.I.T. 
he now becomes Chairman of the Corporation (on 
leave) and will take up his new duties on a 
full time basis when he completes his present as- 
signment in Washington. 

1952 President Charles Phillips of Bates Col- 
lege has been named to a one-year term 
as a member of the advisory committee of the 
Maine Municipal Association. 



Minds, too, need cultivating 

Good crops spring from fertilized and tended 
land — great thoughts from enriched and dis- 
ciplined minds. Nourish the mind, and the 
harvest can be bountiful beyond all measure, 
for the mind contains the most precious of all 
seeds — the ideas that shape our world. 

Our nation, up to now, has been richly re- 
warded by the quality of thought nourished 
in our colleges and universities. The kind of 
learning developed there has been responsible 
in no small part for our American way of life, 
with all its freedom, all its idealism, all its 

That is why the following facts should be 
of deep concern to every American: 

1. Low salaries are not only driving gifted 
college teachers into other fields, but are 
steadily reducing the number of qualified 

people who choose college teaching as a 

2. Many classrooms are already overcrowded, 
yet in the next decade applications for 
college enrollment will DOUBLE in number. 

Our institutions of higher learning are doing 
their utmost to meet these challenges, and to 
overcome them. But they need the help of all 
who hope for continued progress in science, 
in statesmanship, in the strengthening of our 
democratic ideals. And they need it now! 

If you want to know more about what the college crisis 
means to you, and what you can do to help, write for 
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is an authentic reproduction of the colonial spindle mirror. It is 
made of hard wood and fitted with plate glass. The picture is a 
colored print of the Bowdoin campus of 1860. The mirror is finished 
in black and gold. 

Priced at $15.75 

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is a splendid reproduction of the straight arm chair of early New 
England. Sturdily constructed of selected hardwood, it is finished in 
satin black with natural wood arms. The Bowdoin Seal and the 
stripings are in white. Attractive and comfortable, the Bowdoin Chair 
merits a place in living room, study, and office. 

Each chair packed in heavy carton — shipping weight 30 pounds. 
Shipment by Railway Express, charges collect. 

F.O.B. Gardner, Mass. $27.00 

Hand colored enlargements of two prints of the early campus ready 
for framing are also available. 

The College in 1860 at $3.75 each postpaid. 
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19 5 9 

TO ALUMNI— from The Society of Bowdoin Women 

it is our pleasure to extend through you to each and 
every lady in your family a cordial invitation to join in 
the activities oi our Society during Commencement this 

year. Since L922, when the Society of Bowdoin Women 
was founded, one oi the important functions of the or- 
ganization has been to provide hospitality tor all women 
visiting the campus at Commencement and on other 

special occasions. At our headquarters in Gibson Hall 
of Music a feeling oi' friendliness prevails and a warm 
welcome is extended. Members of our Society will serve 
as hostesses there all day Friday and on Saturday morn- 
ing to greet the guests and give information. 

Luncheons for all women attending Commencement are 
sponsored by the Society on Friday and Saturday and 
take place while the alumni are having their own special 
meetings. Our guests oi' honor at the Commencement 
luncheon on Saturday are the mothers and wives of the 
graduating class. The annual meeting of the Society is 
held on Friday. 

The aim of the Society of Bowdoin Women is "to pro- 
vide an organization in which women with a common 
bond of Bowdoin loyalty may, by becoming better ac- 
quainted with the College and with each other, work 
together to serve the College in every possible way." 

While hospitality to all women visiting the campus dur- 
ing Commencement is of greatest importance, we also 
provide funds biennially for lectures at the College by 
outstanding women, add to the "Society of Bowdoin 
Women Foundation" created by us in 1924 (the income 
of which is administered by the College and used for 
general college purposes), and make other gifts of varied 

There are only two qualifications for membership in 
our Society — first, an interest in Bowdoin, and second, 
the payment of $1.00 annual dues. We think it is a fine 
way to show one's love for the College and hope that we 
may have one or more members from the family of every 
Bowdoin alumnus. Our treasurer is Mrs. Gilbert M. 
Elliott jr., 15 Vaughan Street, Portland 4. 

We have a good time together and we think our organi- 
zation is a benefit to the College. We hope you will let 
us know if the ladies in your family are planning to at- 
tend Commencement this June and would like to share 
in our activities. A warm welcome will await them. 

Cordially yours, 

Elizabeth N. Cousins, President 
Society of Bowdoin Women 

Commencement Preview 

For the third consecutive year the Alumni Institute will 
constitute a part of the Commencement Weekend. At this 
writing the final details are yet to be completed, but two 
faculty members will deliver lectures on Friday, June 12 — 
one in the morning and one in the afternoon. 

As usual, many alumni are planning to return for class 
reunions. Several classes will hold family gatherings and in- 
formal off-year reunions, which are growing in popularity each 

Owen Brewster, assisted by Class Secretary Irving Rich, is 
serving as Chairman for 1909 s Fiftieth Reunion. Conference 
Room B of the Moulton Union and Coleman Hall will be re- 
union headquarters. The Friday dinner will be at the Stowe 

Conference Room A and 19 Hyde Hall are campus head- 
quarters for 1914's Forty-fifth. Chairman Warren Eddy is 
being assisted by Bill Farrar and Arthur Merrill. Earle 
Thompson will entertain the class at his summer home in 
West Boothbay for the Friday dinner and outing. 

Don Higgins, Roy Foulke, Lou McCarthy, and Don McDon- 
ald aie 1919s Reunion committee. They have arranged a 
Friday dinner at the Eagle Hotel. Campus headquarters for 
the Fortieth will be 3 South Appleton Hall. 

Lookout Point House is the site for 1924's Friday dinner 
and outing, and 17 and 19 North Moore Hall are campus 
headquarters. Jake Aldred is chairman for the Thirty-fifth. 

Sam Ladd is once again Reunion Chairman for 1929 as it 
prepares to celebrate its Thirtieth. Campus headquarters will 
be 3 South Moore Hall, and the Friday dinner will be at the 
Westcustago Inn in Yarmouth. 

The Class of 1934 is planning a big Twenty-fifth Reunion. 
Dick Davis is Chairman. Unaccompanied class members will 
be housed in North Appleton Hall, and families will be ac- 
commodated off campus. The Pickard Field House will be 

campus headquarters, beginning with the Thursday afternoon 
reception for faculty and friends. Thursday night the class 
will hold a stag dinner at the Poland Spring House. The 
family outing on Friday will be at Hermit Island, Small Point. 

Joe Pierce, assisted by Dan Hanley, is plotting 1939s 
Twentieth. Headquarters will be at South Maine Hall. Plans 
for the Friday outing and dinner call for a boat trip from 
South Freeport via the islands to the New Meadows Yacht 

For its Fifteenth 1944 will gather at 17 North Maine Hall. 
The Orr's Island Yacht Club is the location of the Friday 
outing and dinner. Roy LaCasce is in charge of arrangements. 

Class Secretary Ira Pitcher heads 1949's Tenth Reunion 
committee, with headquarters at 3 South Winthrop Hall and 
a Friday outing at the home of Matthew Frangedakis in 
North Harpswell. 

Co-Chairmen Al Hetherington and Horace Hildreth re- 
port 1954's plans for a Friday dinner at the Simon Gurnet 
Restaurant on Great Island. Fifth Reunion campus head- 
quarters will be 19 North Winthrop Hall. 

The Wiscasset Inn will be 1910's off -campus reunion cen- 
ter this June. Sewall Webster is in charge of arrangements 
and reservations. As is their custom, 1928 and 1929 will 
celebrate jointly. Members of 1950, Bowdoin's largest class, 
will gather again at 17 South Appleton for an off-year reunion. 
Plans are in the offing for a possible 1950 Friday outing. 

The Society of Bowdoin Women will adhere to the pat- 
tern of previous years by having open house and headquarters 
at Gibson Hall. All Bowdoin ladies and their friends are 
welcome. The Society will again sponsor luncheons on Friday 
and Saturday. 

From all indications, this will be one of the largest and 
finest Commencement Weekends in Bowdoin history. Early 
forecasts promise a large turnout. 




Volume 33 April 1959 Number 4 

Seward J. Marsh '12, Editor; Robert M. 
Cross '45, Managing Editor; Clement F. 
Robinson '03, Peter C. Barnard '50, As- 
sociate Editors; Eaton Leith, Books; 
Dorothy E. Weeks, Jeannette H. Ginn, 
Lorraine E. Myshrall, Editorial Assistants; 
Glenn R. Mclntire '25, Business Manager. 

Leland W. Hovey '26, President; Carleton 
S. Connor '36, Vice President; Seward J. 
Marsh '12, Secretary; Glenn R. Mclntire 
'25, Treasurer. 

Members at Large 
1959: Oakley A. Melendy '39, Everett 
P. Pope '41, Donald N. Lukens '46; I960: 
Leland W. Hovey '26, Carleton S. Con- 
nor '36, William R. Owen '37; 1961: 
William S. Piper jr. '31, David Crowell 
'49, Merton G. Henry '50; 1962: Fred- 
erick P. Perkins '25, J. Philip Smith '29, 
Jotham D. Pierce '39. 

Dan E. Christie '37, B ] acuity Member; 
Vincent B. Welch '38, Alumni Fund 
Chairman; Seward J. Marsh '12, Alumni 
Secretary. Other Council Members are 
the representatives of recognized local 
Alumni Clubs. 

The officers of the Alumni Council are ex- 
officio the officers of the Bowdoin College 
Alumni Association. The Council members 
at large, the Treasurer, the Chairman of the 
Directors of the Alumni Fund, the Faculty 
member, and the Alumni Secretary serve as 
the Executive Committee of the Association. 


1959: Vincent B. Welch '38, Chairman, 
Allen E. Morrell '22, Josiah H. Drum- 
mond '36; I960: Frederick W. Willey 
'17, Richard S. Thayer '28, Vice Chair- 
man, Wesley E. Bevins jr. '40; 1961: 
Samuel A. Ladd jr. '29, E. Farrington Ab- 
bott jr. '31, Philip Dana jr. '32. 

April 6-1909 and 1959 

On April 6, 1909, a white man, a Negro, and four Eskimos arrived 
at the top of the world. They had reached the North Pole by dog 
sled and on foot. Without the aid of airplanes, snow-cats, and all of 
the other paraphernalia of modern explorers and their expeditions, 
they had conquered the frozen North. And most interesting of all 
was the reason : one man's desire to discover the North Pole — to 
go there, to experience it, and to be first. He was not impelled by 
notions of money, power, ownership, or exploitation. If he was at- 
tracted by the idea of fame, it was the fame of accomplishment, not 
that of possession. 

Robert Edwin Peary '77 was the man whose dreams and repeated 
efforts found fruition on that spring day fifty years ago. He was 
certainly 1 not a young man (fifty-two), and he had been through 
many grueling experiences before he finally achieved his goal. It 
was spring in the United States, in Maine, in Brunswick — where 
the Class of 1909, now about to observe its Fiftieth Reunion, was 
preparing to graduate. But the Arctic spring was far different — 
cold, windy, and treacherous. The vast ice fields over which Peary 
and his comrades raced to and from the Pole were soon to break up 
during the spring thaw. Yet this man, directing and urging his 
small party of five, pressed on and conquered one of the last geo- 
graphic frontiers. 

Bowdoin has bred many pioneers, and it is proud of each of them. 
Nathaniel Hawthorne of the Class of 1825 pioneered in the "modern 
psychological novel." Dudley Sargent ; 75 pioneered in the field of 
physical education. Alfred Kinsey '16 pioneered in frank, outspoken 
studies of human sexual habits. And Robert Peary, civil engineer, 
naval officer, explorer, author, and lecturer, pioneered in geographic 
discovery. By discovering, actually reaching, the North Pole, the 
culmination of a quarter-century of arctic exploration, he opened the 
way for further efforts in the Arctic and the Antarctic. He did a 
great deal to make Americans conscious of the importance of the 
Polar regions. Today, when we have geophysical bases and ad- 
vanced military listening posts in these areas, we are particularly 
aware of our debt to him. On April 6, 1959, Bowdoin is particularly 

proud of Robert Edwin Peary of the Class of 1877. 

P. C. B. 

In honor of Admiral Peary and his discovery of the Pole, Bowdoin is sponsoring 
this spring a special series of three Arctic lectures. On April 17 Commander Ed- 
ward Peary Stafford, USN, grandson of the explorer, spoke on aviation in the 
Arctic. On May 6, Peary's birthday, his daughter, Mrs. Edward (Marie Peary) 
Stafford H'49, speaks on her father and his conquest of the Pole. Commander 
William R. Anderson, USN, Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Nautilus, talks 
about polar exploration under the ice on May 7. 

In addition to this, the Library has featured a special Peary exhibit for more 
than a month, many of the items having been lent by Mrs. Stafford. And the 
College has been making extensive use, in recent mailings, of the four-cent blue 
postage stamp, commemorating Arctic exploration, dated 1909 and 1959, and 
first issued from Peary's birthplace, Cresson, Pa., on April 6, 1959. 

This photograph of Robert Edwin Peary of the Class of 1877 shows him in the dress uniform of a 
commander in the United States Navy, which rank he held at the time he discovered the North Pole on 
April 6, 1000. Shortly after his return from that final Arctic trip, he was made a rear admiral in the 
Navy. The original photograph from which the engraving was made belongs to his daughter, Mrs. 
Edward (Marie Peary) Stafford H'40. 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Photographs illustrating the Peary story were made available through the 
kindness of Mrs. Stafford and the National Geographic Society; photographs of Howell '68 at Oxford by 
B. J. Harris and the Baltimore Sunpapers; Baldwin MO by Fabian Bachrach; Mitchell '86 by Wayne 
Andrews; George Higgins by Harry Shulman ; Knitl T>X, U.S. Army photograph. 

The Realization 
Of A Dream 

By Marie Peary Stafford H49 


>OBiiRT Edwin Pi:ary was one of the rare people who are 
privileged to achieve their life's ambition. Perhaps "privi- 
leged" is the wrong word to use. Practically everyone has a 
cherished dream or ambition, but only a small percentage have 
the courage, the will power, and the willingness to sacrifice 
in order to realize it. From the first moment, in 1886, when 
Arctic exploration first fired his imagination, Peary sacrificed 
everything to accomplish the task he had set himself. All 
other interests — and there were many — were pushed aside; 
family life, in which he delighted, was reduced to a minimum; 
and his finances, as well as those of his mother and his wife, 
were strained to the utmost. And for what? 

Why should anyone deliberately give up all the things 
which make life pleasant, endure terrific physical hardships ; 
face defeat and frustration time and time again, just for an 
empty dream, a goal which, even if reached, would be no 
different from the miles upon weary miles which he had 
already crossed? Was there money in it? This was the 
question which he was frequently asked. Even his smail 
daughter was crushed to learn that if her father was success- 
ful the family would not be wealthy. Certainly exploration 
is the least lucrative occupation which one could choose. 

Only those who knew Peary well had the answer. He was 
always ambitious. In the very beginning it was a personal 
ambition, common to many a boy who has grown up without 
a father and as a poor relation in a large and prosperous 
family. Doctor Gilbert Grosvenor, in his foreword to Peary's 
book The North Pole, says of him, "He graduated from Bow- 
doin College second in his class, a position which means un- 
usual mental vigor in an institution which is noted for the 
fine scholarship and intellect of its alumni." This was per- 
sonal. But as soon as he was out in the world, his horizon 
widened and he became eager and anxious to achieve some- 
thing really important, something that would be worthwhile, 
not just for himself but for the progress and knowledge of the 
world and, most particularly, for the prestige of his own 
country. As a young naval officer, which he became shortly 
after graduation from Bowdoin, his latent patriotism was 
aroused to the point of fervor. 

One other feeling influenced his choice of a life work. Al- 
ways he had gloried in feats of physical strength and activity. 
In boyhood his greatest joys were swimming, boating, moun- 
tain climbing, horseback riding, anything which took him out 
of doors and which required skill and strength. In college he 
took part in all possible athletics and sports. He prided him- 
self on his physical fitness. What could be more exhilarating 
to a man of that kind than the thought of pitting that fitness 
against the forces of nature, what he later called "A struggle 
of human brains and persistence against the blind, brute forces 
of the elements of primeval matter."? 

For nearly four hundred years the Arctic had been the least 
known region in the world, in spite of its proximity to Europe 
and North America. Its history was one of almost unmiti- 
gated tragedy. Expedition after expedition, well equipped 
and hopeful, composed of some of the bravest and best men 
of various countries, went forth into this mysterious region. 
Some of them, such as the members of the ill-fated Sir John 
Franklin expedition, never returned. Others came back event- 
ually, their numbers pitifully reduced and their stories an 
unbroken saga of hardship, suffering, death, and defeat. Here 
was surely a challenge for a red-blooded young man. 

And so it began, very modestly at first, with a short sum- 
mer reconnaissance of the Greenland Inland Ice in 1886. How- 
ever, it was not until 1891 that his serious work of exploration 
began. In 1888 Peary married Josephine Diebitsch of Wash- 
ington, D. C, one of the smartest things he ever did, for she 
proved to be not only an inspiration, and a comrade and help- 
meet, but, to use his own words, "with her nimble fingers and 
ready woman's insight, was of inestimable assistance." She 
accompanied him on his first two expeditions, that of 1891 
and of 1893, wintering both times in the far north of Green- 
land; in 1893, having left this country in June, she bore her 
first child in September. She was a very gallant person. 

Until 1898 Peary's exploration work was in no way con- 
cerned with the discovery of the North Pole. He had another 
mystery which he felt it was important to solve, the exact 
status of the great land mass known as Greenland. One theory 
was that Greenland was an island. Another school of thought 
believed it to be a huge peninsula depending from land which 
probably extended over the Pole itself. But no one knew the 
truth of the matter, and Peary set himself the task of finding 

In this he was successful, proving the insularity of Green- 
land by rounding the northern end, the broadest part of the 
island, in one of the most gruelling of all the sledge journeys 
which he was destined to make in his life. Then, and only 
then, did his thoughts turn to the discovery of the North Pole. 

As long as Greenland was "considered a peninsula of larger 
land to the north, it was thought that the inland ice might 
prove a highway to the Pole. Now that theory was proven 
false. It now remained to tackle the moving, shifting ice of 
the Polar Sea, which had already defeated so many sturdy 
adventurers. Obviously, the old methods would not serve. 
It would be necessary to attack the problem in some new way. 

Peary had already made some radical changes in the ac- 
cepted ways of polar exploration. First of all, he had con- 
quered scurvy, the curse of nearly all previous expeditions. 
It had been the custom, all through the darkness of the Arctic 
winter night, for members of exploring parties to remain 
closely at headquarters, their only food the provisions which 
they had brought from home. Peary inaugurated monthly 
hunting parties, at the time of the full moon, when the snow 
reflected the white moonlight and doubled visibility. The 
country abounded with game, and fresh meat, the best anti- 
scorbutic known, was in plentiful supply on all his expeditions. 

Then, too, Peary was the first to make full use of the 
Eskimos and their dogs. The majority of former explorers 
had ignored the Eskimos entirely, as savages who could be 
of no help in the work at hand. Kane's party had tried to 
make friends with them but, through mutual misunderstand- 
ings, the attempt failed. Peary, during his work in Green- 
land and particularly during the winter of 1894-95, which 
he and two companions spent with the Eskimos, had won 
their friendship and loyalty, and they became one of the most 
important factors in his ultimate success. He argued, very 
logically, that human beings who had spent their lives for 
generations in such inclement surroundings must have evolved 
the best methods of comfort and survival, and he quickly 
adopted their dress, their ways of travelling and hunting, and 
their forms of dwellings. He found the Eskimo dogs a far 
more satisfactory source of power as far as sledge travel was 
concerned than the time-honored method of man hauling used 
consistently by former explorers. 

D oth of these changes were important and essential innova- 
tions, but they still were not enough. During four years, from 
1898 to 1902, years which Peary at the time considered com- 
pletely wasted and during which he froze his toes and had to 
have them amputated, he tried and tried to get started towards 
his goal with no success whatever. Everything seemed to have 

conspired against him during those bitter four years. The 
worst storms he had ever experienced ravaged the country. 
A mysterious and highly contagious disease broke out among 
his dogs, reducing his splendid teams to a mere handful. And 
the humiliation of his crippled condition was not the least 
part of the mental anguish which he endured. 

However, in spite of everything, the time was not wasted, 
for he learned a great deal. First and foremost was the un- 
shakeable conviction that headquarters so far to the south 
were impractical. In the short time available for travelling, 
between the cessation of the winter blizzards and the breaking 
up of the ice of the Arctic Ocean, it took too long in days 
and too great a toll of energy for dogs and men to get his 
party to the edge of the polar pack ready to begin their 
journey to the Pole. The men were exhausted and the dogs 
depleted before the actual trip began. 

The location of his headquarters was dependent each year 
on ice conditions. When the expedition ship had forged its 
way north through the ice as far as it was possible for it to 
get and still be able to make the journey home that same year, 
all provisions and equipment were unloaded and headquarters 
set up. The slender means so far available to Peary for the 
outfitting of his expeditions were not sufficient to charter a 
powerfully engined ship. 

So the first requisite was a ship, strongly built to resist ice 
pressure, with driving engine force to get her to the most 
northern shores of the Canadian Arctic archipelago, on the 
very edge of the Polar Sea, there to serve as an immediate 
jumping off place for the Pole. This ship, the Roosevelt, 
named for Peary's great friend and supporter, Theodore 
Roosevelt, was obtained through the generosity of the Peary 
Arctic Club. Specially designed by Peary for her particular 
job, built in Maine of stout Maine timber, she was the realiza- 
tion of a dream. 

When he sailed north in her in 1905, he felt that success 
was at last within his grasp. But he still had several bitter 
lessons to learn. One of the greatest difficulties of travel 
across the ice of the Polar sea is the constant shifting and 
moving of the great floes underfoot. Wind and tide are 
partially responsible and also the variable currents of the 
sea itself, currents which even as late as 1905 were far from 
completely charted or even known. 

The South Pole is located on the high Antarctic continent 
with stable, dependable, immovable surface. While this does 
not make the climate any less severe or the hardships of trav- 
el and exploration more bearable, it does offer one boon. 
Caches of reserve food may be made in advance with the 
certainty that they will still be in the exact same location, 
ready to be picked up by an expedition party on its return 
journey, thus lightening their sledge loads and assuring them 
of sufficient food on their way back to headquarters. This 
is not possible in the Arctic, the Pole being situated in a sea 
of open water and floating, ever-changing ice. 

Until Peary's time no one had reached a satisfactory solu- 
tion of the problem of how to carry sufficient food for a party 
of men and dogs on a journey of hundreds of miles and re- 
turn. By increasing the number of sledges so as to carry addi- 
tional supplies, one also increased the number of mouths to 
be fed, because of the driver of the sledge and the dogs to 
haul it, so the result was the same. Peary believed that he 
had found the answer. 

W ith his ship safely berthed for the winter on the northern 
shores of Grant Land, he had already gained an advantage 
because he could start his trip to the Pole, on the sea ice, 
directly from the ship itself. He was that much to the good 
over his previous attempts. Now for the actual sledge journey 
itself. All winter, between hunting parties, all of the ship's 
personnel were occupied with preparations for the coming 
trip. Sledges were built following the pattern of the standard 

I skimo sledge bur with modifications suggested by experiena 
with sea Ice Qothing of selected furs was made by the 
Eskimo women, among the most skillful seamstresses in the 

world. Mosr vital or .ill, however, was the food — concen- 
trated pemmkan, concentrated tea — all packaged with two 
things in mind, the sturdiness of the container but also the 
maximum of lightness m weight Bach sledge load was sci- 
entifically planned tor the exact requirements — so much 
food per man mu\ dof, per day — still allowing space and 
weight tor the valuable instruments which were essential to 

the scientific program of the expedition. Everything was 
weighed and re-weighed, calculated to the last traction of an 

So necessarily Stringent were the weight limits that Peary 
never tcxik a man on his expeditions win) smoked, that is, not 


Photojrraphed by Robert E. Peary. 
Courtesy of National Geographic -Society. 

These are the four Eskimos who, together with Matt Henson, 
accompanied Peary on his final dash to the Pole in 1909. From 
left to right they are Egingwah, Ootah (who survived until 
1955). Seegloo, and Ooqueah. 

a man who would be going out upon the polar sea. Peary 
felt that a smoker without his tobacco was moody and below 
par, and since every ounce of weight on the sledges was allo- 
cated to vital equipment, there could be no allowance made 
for the weight of tobacco. 

These were the intensive preparations which it was hoped 
would at last, at last, be rewarded by success. Before he left 
home, Peary's toe-less feet had been repaired by a skilled sur- 
geon and Peary's iron will and constant practice had made it 
possible for him to walk on snow shoes almost as easily as he 
had done before the amputation. Everything seemed to point 
to an easy victory. 

But — let him tell it in his own words — "Complete suc- 
cess was frustrated by one of those unforeseen moves of our 
great adversary, in that a season of unusually violent and con- 
tinued winds disrupted the polar pack, separating me from 
my supporting parties, with insufficient supplies, so that, when 
almost within striking distance of the goal, it was necessary 
to turn back because of the imminent danger of starvation. 
When victory seemed at last almost within reach, I was 
blocked by a move which could not possibly have been fore- 
seen, and which, when I encountered it, I was helpless to meet. 
And I and those with me were not only checkmated but very 
nearly lost our lives as well." 

These restrained statements are in the first chapter of his 
book The North Pole. He could write them after he had 
finally been successful. He could not have written them on 
his return from that painful expedition, so bitter was his dis- 
appointment, so deep the scar left on his memory by the near 

tragedy to his companions and, in a lesser degree, to himself. 
In his despair, at that particular time, death to him would not 
have been a tragedy. 

One thing and one thing only he was spared. Because of 
his loyal friends who had formed the Peary Arctic Club, he 
would not be forced again to spend time and energy in trying 
to raise funds for another expedition, or to undertake long 
Ice lure trips in an effort to increase the amount of money 
which he himself could contribute personally. The men of 
the Peary Arctic Club had voluntarily pledged themselves to 
give his expeditions the necessary financial backing, for as 
long a rime as he thought there was a chance of success. 

In those days there was no expensive modern equipment to 
help an explorer — no radio, no caterpillar tractors, no ice 
breakers, no convoys of supply ships, and, most vital of all, 
no planes and, therefore, no possibility of air rescue. Com- 
pared with the expense of present-day expeditions, the amount 
needed by those of Peary is pitifully small, and yet it was 
difficult to obtain, there being no general interest in the Arctic 
and no awareness of its importance. The Peary Arctic Club 
relieved one of the greatest burdens which an explorer is 
forced to bear. 

J o, in July of 1908, the gallant little Roosevelt set sail for 
the north once more, carrying Peary on his last attempt to 
wrest success from his previous failures. Everything had been 
planned to the last careful detail. But it had been before. 
Everything seemed propitious. But it had seemed that way 
before. The only advantage this time was the increased knowl- 
edge and experience derived from the years of disappointment 
and frustration. But if Peary had been a defeatist, he would 
have given up long before. And so he was off again. 

This time he had evolved a plan of attack on the Pole and 
the elements of nature which was like a war-time campaign. 
With his ship once more in her old winter harbor at Cape 
Sheridan in Grant Land, on the very edge of the polar sea, 
he divided the members of his party into groups, six in all, 
with Eskimo assistants and their own dogs and sledges. Dur- 
ing the winter, each month these men went out on hunting 
parties, always the same members in each group, so that they 
became accustomed to one another and operated like well 
trained teams. 

When the time came (February 22nd, to be exact) for the 
actual journey to the Pole to start, there were in the field seven 
members of the expedition, including Peary; nineteen Eski- 
mos, one hundred and forty dogs, and twenty-eight sledges. 
They left the ship at different times, Peary, supervising last 
minute details, being the last to leave, and rendezvoused at 
Cape Columbia, about ninety miles away. This trip was in 
the nature of a maiden voyage, a test trip on which to dis- 
cover anything which might go wrong, anything which had 
been forgotten, anything which could be remedied before it 
was too late. 

At Cape Columbia the plan of campaign was put into ac- 
tion. Briefly, it was this. There were to be five supporting 
parties whose primary object was to place Peary at an ultimate 
advanced base on the sea ice less than one hundred and fifty 
miles from the Pole, supplied with the pick of sleds, dogs, and 
drivers, and with ample supplies to get him to the Pole and 
back to the land over a well marked trail. 

To accomplish this, at each five-day interval, one support- 
ing party turned back, leaving the greater part of its pro- 
visions with the main party and taking with it the weakest 
sledges and the poorest dogs. In addition, each returning party 
would keep the trail open and reknit it wherever leads of open 
water or the drift of the sea ice had broken it. Each returning 
party made the trail more plain and in that way the Polar par- 
ty, on its return journey to land, could travel fast and light, 
never held up by the necessity of scouting or pioneering for a 
new trail. 

Photographed by Robert E. Peary. 
Courtesy of National Geographic Society. 

Peary at Cape Thomas Hubbard, his most 
westerly point of exploration, reached on 
June 28, 1906. The flag, which has been 
given to the National Geographic Society 
by Mrs. Stafford, shows the gaps for four 
of the six pieces which Peary eventually 
cut from it and left at various places in 
his Arctic explorations. Two of the six 
pieces have been recovered, including the 
fifth fragment, which was left at Cape 
Thomas Hubbard in June, 1906, and re- 
covered by Donald B. MacMillan '98 in 


One of the most popular photo- 
graphs of Peary, this shows him in 
his Arctic garb. 


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This is the plaque which was erected in 1932 at 
Cape York, Greenland, in recognition of the "devoted 
services of the Eskimo people" to Admiral Peary. The 
Latin motto at the top of the plaque is Peary's own — 
"I shall find a way or make one." 

Photographed by Robert E. Peary. 
Courtesy of National Geographic Society. 

This photograph, taken in 1891 or 1892, 
shows Mrs. Josephine Diebitsch Peary, who 
accompanied her husband on several early 
expeditions, and a Newfoundland dog named 

A view of Peary's ship, the ROOSEVELT, 
named for President Theodore Roosevelt 
and built in Maine according to Peary's 

Photographed by Robert E. Peary. 
Courtesy of National Geographic Society. 

Photographed by Robert E. Peary. Courtesy of National Geographic Society. 
Members of a Peary expedition building an igloo at a rest stop. 

Photographed by Robert IS. Peary, Courtesy of National Geographic Society, 

This photograph shows the very uneven surface and the difficulties of 
travel in the Arctic ice fields. Here four sleds are pulled by dogs and 
pushed by men across vast expanses of rough ice and snow. 

This clever plan, so carefully thought out in everj detail and 
s dependent on the entire co-operation ol the n^n in- 
volved, worked to perfection. Peary was Left at the advance 
base at 87 \7 on April 1st, with six men, five sledges, and 
forty dogs On the morning of April 2nd he started of} in a 
temperatUIt below zero m\A over the best ice surtaee 

In- had ever encountered. In fact, this fabulously smooth, 
firm ice has since been found to have been the famous ice 
island T3, only recently discovered, but Pearj was too intent 
on his objective, so tantalizingly near now, to stop to find out 
if the ioi wen fresh or salt, even it the possibility had oc- 
curred to him. 

After ten hours of marching, resulting in thirty miles of 
distance, they camped but slept only a few hours before they 

pushed On for another twenty miles. A few more snatched 
hours of sleep and once more they were off. Peary's deep 
emotion and increasing excitement were very evidently com- 
municated to his companions because they were almost as 
eager as he to go on. After a short sleep at the camp near 
the 89*h parallel the part)-, though tired, set out again in the 
evening in a temperature of 35 below zero, but while they 
continued to make good time they found themselves pretty 
well tired out on the night of April 5th and more sleep was 
taken. Camp was made at 10 o'clock the morning of April 
6th, at latitude S l ) 57', only three miles from the Pole itself. 
After taking the necessary observations and checking and 
rechecking them, Peary, wearied by the long marches and the 
mental strain and excitement, was forced to take time out for 
sleep, but at six in the evening he was up again to take an- 
other observation, and then, with an unloaded sledge and the 
freshest dogs and the Eskimo Ootah as his driver, he quar- 
tered the ice for an estimated eight miles in each direction, 

taking observations at the end of each run. At some time he 

must have passed directly over the mathematical point which 
is the Pole itself. His dream of twenty years was realized; 
his goal had finally been reached. 

To those ol us who are SO accustomed to the rapid trans- 
portation of our day, the number of miles which Peary covered 
on foot in the course of his explorations seems incredible, as 
well as the time consumed. A striking example of this, show- 
ing also the almost unbelievable contrast, is the fact that 
plains can now fly from Cape Columbia to the Pole in one 
hour whereas the same distance took Peary thirty-seven days 
to cover, in discomfort and fatigue. 

I he most fitting conclusion to this story of a man's persever- 
ance and courage and sheer grit in the face of hardships which 
would most certainly have daunted a weaker or less dedicated 
soul is a quotation, again from Theodore Roosevelt: "A 'dash 
for the Pole' can be successful only if there have been many 
preliminary years of painstaking, patient toil. Great physical 
hardihood and endurance, an iron will and unflinching cour- 
age, the power of command, the thirst for adventure, and a 
keen and far-sighted intelligence — all these must go to the 
make-up of the successful Arctic explorer; and these, and 
more than these, have gone to the make-up of the chief of 
successful Arctic explorers, of the man who succeeded where 
hitherto even the best and the bravest had failed — Com- 
mander Peary." 

This article was written for the Alumnus at the invi- 
tation of the editors by Mrs. Edward (Marie Peary) 
Stafford H'4!) in observance of the fiftieth anniver- 
sary of her father's discovery of the North Pole. 

Academic Life At Oxford 

By Roger Howell, Jr. '58 

IT IS PERHAPS A BIT presumptuous to pontificate on the in- 
tellectual standards of Oxford after only two terms of resi- 
dence, but the position of being an American in the British 
educational system naturally tends to draw one to make com- 
parisons. As a general thesis I would suggest that the British 
educational system, especially at the university level, demands 
more from its students and as a result creates an intellectual 
atmosphere which is only poorly rivalled by its American 

Roger Howell, left, is jumping here in a line out with J. W. Gordon, the 
St. John's rugby secretary and member of the Oxford University Grey- 
hounds rugby team. Roger plays for the first team at St. John's. 

counterpart. It would seem to me that the American schools 
and universities have much to learn from a system which has 
existed for their comparison for a long time. In the actual 
discussion of work at Oxford, I will confine myself largely to 
work within the undergraduate Honour School of Modern 
History, for, since I am reading in this school, it is the one 
whose techniques I know best, but lest it be suggested that I 
am creating a false picture by this, I would add that the opin- 
ions of other Rhodes Scholars who have come up in recent 
years and read in other schools seem to coincide very closely 
with what I take to be the nature of the educational system 

The secret of the high standards at Oxford is not to be 
found solely in the practices and demands that the student 
meets at the university; the British have consistently demanded 
a more rigorous program at the secondary level than we have 
in the United States. In the course of my visit in this country, 
I have had the opportunity to visit a number of schools, rang- 
ing from the secondary modern (state) school to one of the 
public (private boarding) schools. The level is admittedly 
not uniform, and there is a dangerously growing desire to 
institute a type of comprehensive school at the expense of 
other sorts and in imitation of what would seem to be the 
poorest qualities of the American school system. But this is 
a demand which seldom is heard from careful, reflective 
people. It is heard particularly from the left wing of the 
Labour Party, but it is thankfully repudiated by the bulk of 
their leaders. It is gratifying, in any case, to find political 
leaders who can discuss educational problems in an intelligent 
manner. A debate in parliament recently on the subject of 
education managed to avoid the red herring of sputniks and 


dealt with the purposes and techniques of education instead. 

If the secondary modern schools leave something to be de- 
sired, it should be remembered that they are not designed 
primarily as intellectual training grounds, but this role is 
performed by other schools, the grammar schools (which oc- 
cupy a strange position partially in and partially out of the 
state system) and the independent schools. The level of work 
pursued at one grammar school I visited, the Crypt School in 
Gloucester, was astounding to an American who has viewed 
with alarm the frustrations of receiving adequate intellectual 
training in our own school system. Perhaps the most striking 
quality is the extent of specialization allowed students. They 
come to the universities with a more than elementary knowl- 
edge of their subjects. They may know nothing about Basic 
Communications 1-2, but they know more history both in 
theory and in factual detail than many juniors and seniors on 
American campuses, and the same, as far as I can gather, can 
be quite legitimately said about students of other subjects. 
The British system seems to be designed to encourage its 
students to use their brains, not to adjust them happily to a 
life where they can get along without them. 

The degree of difference can be measured even more clearly 
at the university level. There are, of course, objections to the 
Honour School of Modern History, and those who are most 
intimately concerned with it will not deny them. It is, to a 
great extent, parochial in that it lays far more stress on British 
history than it does on any other single subject. It can, at its 
worst, become overly concerned with cleverness, but the gen- 
eralization, so often heard among American critics of the Ox- 
ford system, that Oxford produces historians who write more 
brilliantly than most of their compatriots but whose research 
is often shoddy by American standards which demand a 
greater grasp of factual material, is really true only to the ex- 
tent that English historians do tend to write better than most 
of their colleagues. Obviously, not all English historians are 
good, but any aspersions on their ability as a group to handle 
factual material and research are patently silly. In the teach- 
ing of history, Oxford benefits from an outstanding collection 
of historians on the university staff, men ranging in quality 
and reputation from controversialists whose ability is a matter 
of debate, such as Trevor-Roper, to those whose reputation as 
masters in their discipline is universally recognized, such as 
Sir Maurice Powicke. 

But the superiority of Oxford education cannot totally be 
explained by the men who teach here, for American universi- 
ties and colleges also have capable men on their staffs. The 
explanation, it seems to me, is to be found in the outlook of 
these men, the methods they employ, and the outlook of the 
students as a whole. A comparison of each of these factors 
with American experience is a sobering and, I trust, an in- 
formative thing. 

As far as outlook on the part of the dons, the difference can 
be summed up, I think, in the fact that they have achieved 
what seems to be a better balance among the somewhat diverse 
objectives of college teaching than has been achieved by many 
of their American colleagues. They have achieved a balance 
not only between teaching and research, but also between 
specialization and a broad grasp of their subject. Research is 
rapidly becoming the bane of the American college teachers, 
and the blame here can be laid largely, I think, on college 
administrations, which seem to have a strange preoccupation 
with research, which they tend to equate with prestige. Pub- 
lish or perish is no longer an empty threat, and it is leading 
to the accumulation of the largest pile of intellectual rubbish 
in the history of mankind. Any disinterested perusal of the 
so-called scholarly publications merely confirms this view, and 
the most depressing thing is that professors are devoting more 
and more of their time to the production of this drivel. 

Historians have to do research; if they are unwilling to 
pursue their subject at the research level or if they are incap- 
able of doing so, there is little hope that they will be able to 

The author of this article (in the center) walking 
with friends in the Front Quadrangle of St. John's 
College at Oxford. 

communicate it to their students even at the learning level, 
but historians must also remember that they hold their uni- 
versity positions because they are supposed to be teachers. 
This is something which Oxford historians seem to be able to 
do. In some ways, they are less successful in maintaining a 
balance between specialization and broadness, but the spectacle 
of the historical specialist entrenched in the particular corner 
of history he has made his fortress, waiting to shoot down 
any unwary individuals who trample on his preserve and 
cautious himself lest he wander out of it and be shot down, 
is fortunately less apparent here than it is on our own side of 
the Atlantic. 

Of the methods employed for instruction at Oxford I have 
said something in my earlier article. I hold to my first im- 
pressions of the tutorial system. I find it exciting, demand- 
ing, productive, and I am as convinced of its merits as Robert 
Coffin '15 was. But what is perhaps the greatest difference 
in method is not the physical apparatus of the tutorial, for, 
after all, the skillful professor can surmount this difficulty 
through a judicious use of conferences and written work. The 
difference is perhaps best expressed in the attitude towards 
textbooks. A former Tallman professor remarked to me while 
he was at Bowdoin, "There is nothing so anti-intellectual as 
a textbook," and this statement seems to me to be perfectly- 

In a sense, then, all our complaining about anti-intellectual- 
ism on the American college scene is self-defeating because 
of a professional and student preoccupation with the text- 
book. Actually, the textbook as a method of instruction here 
virtually disappears even at the school level. The student is 
led to reading of a more profitable nature and is introduced 
to the controversies of history through a study of important 
pieces of scholarly writing. There is a very dangerous tend- 
ency in American education to regard the textbook as the 
final word, and this is an attitude which is fostered unwittingly 

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This picture was taken in St. John's Hall at Oxford before a meal. 
Roger Howell is talking with a history scholar. The latter's long gown 
differentiates him from the former, dressed in his commoner's gown. 

by the injudicious use of textbooks on the part of many pro- 
fessors. I cannot honestly say that I was weaned from the 
textbook before I came to Oxford, and if nothing else of bene- 
fit came from experiences here, I would be eternally grateful 
just for that weaning. Obviously, historical maturing would 
have come with graduate school, but it is rewarding to find 
that an extremely demanding approach to mature history can 
be undertaken at the undergraduate level. A good deal of 
the difference may stem from the fact that the undergraduate 
degree here is not considered to be the legitimate heritage of 
everyone as it is coming to be regarded in the United States. 
Its place is that which I presume our Ph.D. occupies ( I might 
add that it is both disconcerting and enlightening to see the 
amused contempt of many English scholars for our "research" 
and Ph.D's;. We might begin to take our collegiate work a 
bit more seriously, for the ease with which a B.A. can be 
gathered in at many institutions in the United States means 
simply that the scholar has to accumulate a vast collection 
of alphabetical trimmings for his name before he can legiti- 
mately claim he has reached the level which a simple B.A. 
Oxon with honours implies. 

The final component of the academic scene is student atti- 
tude. I indicated in my earlier article that I find English stu- 
dents more seriously devoted to their work, more conscious 
of the fact that they are at a university, simply more aware 
that they are supposed to be students than their American 
counterparts. It is hard to say what the causes of this are. 
Certainly part of the explanation is to be found in superior 
preparation at a more advanced level in their secondary 
schools. Perhaps, too, the fact that they tend to be older than 
the American undergraduate is a vital influence. They cer- 
tainly are pressed harder in all ways, and this must contribute 
to their more serious nature. It is infinitely harder to get into 
Oxford or Cambridge than it is to get into American colleges, 

and because of this selection, the standard of the student body 
is naturally high. And once in, it is no easy path to a good 

But all these factors, taken either singly or in combination, 
do not seem to me to explain satisfactorily the difference, and 
I must simply admit that 1 have, as yet, found no explanation 
thai satisfies me. At every turn, 1 am presented with the 
evidences of a student body which is lively, aware, challenging, 
and this is a feeling which 1 never exactly had on any Ameri- 
can campus 1 visited. One meets this attitude at every turn: 
in tutorials, in chance conversations, in the Bodleian. It is 
to be found every Thursday night in the Union, where de- 
bating is conducted with a skill and verve which might well 
give American debaters pause to consider what they are doing. 
One meets it in the extra-curricular organizations; students at 
lectures actually outnumber dons. I think back to the In- 
stitute Lectures at Bowdoin, and I recollect that this situation 
is not exactly typical in Brunswick. One finds it in active 
political groups within the university. I can remember stu- 
dent disinterest in the United States in the midst of the Suez 
crisis, the Hungarian rising, and an election campaign. It 
makes one wonder what Bowdoin, for example, would do 
with a Labour Club or a campaign for nuclear disarmament. 
I do not think much would be done, for it seems to be diffi- 
cult to interest students even in Young Republicans or Young 

Perhaps in this article I have seemed unduly hard on Ameri- 
can education, professors, and students. I have been hard 
deliberately, because I think this must be done, and Oxford 
has brought this home to me more than ever before. I do not 
intend to slander American education. I am grateful for what 
it has done for me, but I have been fortunate in being able to 
sample it at its best. I am now sampling British education 
at its best, and I find it more rewarding and productive than 
ours. There are lessons to be learned from this, and the 
Rhodes Scholar who does not try to explain what he finds 
satisfying here is not fulfilling a part of the trust that has been 
placed in him. 

On the other hand, I do not mean to idealize Oxford. It 
has faults as every institution has. Its approach to anything 
is disconcertingly complex because Oxford is a world and an 
experience which has accumulated over many centuries. Be- 
sides offering the finest historical discipline in the world at 
the undergraduate level, it can be, I confess, one of the most 
annoying medieval unrealities to be encountered anywhere. 

I suppose, all in all, one simply says Oxford is extraordinary 
in the fullest sense of the word, abandons attempts to define 
precisely what Oxford experience is, and turns again to 

Roger Howell (right) is a tutorial at Oxford University. 



Admissions Decisions 

During early March the Admissions staff made its first com- 
plete run through nearly 1100 applications (as compared to 
the 950 it reviewed last year). About 250 applicants were 
notified immediately that they would not be admitted. At the 
same time approximately 250 candidates were chosen for 
admission, about half of whom had been promised admission 
earlier in the year. This meant that the 100 to 125 additional 
applicants still to be granted certificates of admission had 
to be chosen from the remaining 600. (As in recent years, 
about 350 to 375 were admitted, ultimately resulting in a 
class of 210 or 220.) Here the process of selection became a 
great deal more difficult. The differences among these 600 
candidates were less distinct, and decisions became more in- 
volved and more time-consuming. 

In some cases the necessity of waiting for results of the 
College Board Examinations for those candidates who took 
the March tests did not permit earlier decisions. The applica- 
tions of all sons of alumni, as well as the applications which 
posed special problems, were reviewed by the entire Commit- 

tee on Admissions (the President, the Dean, the Director of 
Admissions, and five members of the teaching faculty). 

Requests for financial aid were more numerous this year 
than in 1958, but there has been no increase in scholarship 
resources. The result was greater difficulty of decision in this 
area, too. Once again Bowdoin compared financial aid in- 
formation with about a dozen colleges with which it has 
many candidates in common, colleges such as Harvard, Yale, 
Dartmouth, Amherst, Williams, and Wesleyan. 

Certificates of admission (acceptances) were mailed the 
week of April 20. The elimination of appointments and in- 
terviews during April of this year cleared the way for com- 
mittee meetings (selection and financial aid) and eased the 
constantly-increasing time pressures in the admissions process. 

This year, according to Director of Admissions Hubert S. 
Shaw '36, alumni groups and individual Bowdoin men pro- 
vided even greater assistance than in the past. The Ad- 
missions staff is grateful for this increasing alumni co-opera- 
tion and support. 

Winter sports continued to follow the 
pattern outlined in the February ALUM- 
NUS. The varsity squads, which at mid- 
years had a record of five wins, 25 
losses, and one tie, finished with a mark 
of 10 victories, 42 defeats, and one tie. 
The freshmen, on the other hand, with 
a mark of 14 and two at midyears, end- 
ed with 31 wins and 11 losses. 

The varsity basketball team upset Rut- 
gers in the Downeast Classic at Bangor 
67 to 66 but lost its other 23 starts. The 
hockey squad won seven, lost 11, and 
tied one, defeating Merrimack twice, 
M.I.T. twice, Tufts, Massachusetts, and 
the Alumni, and tying a strong Hamil- 
ton sextet 3 to 3. The most resounding 
defeat was at the hands of Colby 14 to 
3 on February 25. 

The varsity swimmers won two meets, 
against Trinity and Tufts, and dropped 
five, while the track team lost all three 
of its dual meets, despite the individual 
excellence of Captain Larry Wilkins of 
Belmont, Mass., who swept the 40 yard 
dash and both hurdle events against 
Maine, Bates, and Boston College for a 
total of 45 points in the three meets. 
This effort represented one-third of the 
137 points the Polar Bears garnered all 
season. Wilkins won the Jack Magee 
Trophy for "the most outstanding single 
performance" in the Interfraternity Meet, 
when he raced 440 yards in 50.8 seconds, 
thereby setting not only a new meet rec- 
ord but also a new Bowdoin College in- 
door record and a new Bowdoin Cage 

Wilkins also received the Elmer Hut- 
chinson Trophy for "high conduct both 
on and off the field of sport." In true 
Jack Magee tradition, he never com- 
peted in a track meet until he came to 

On The Campus 

Bowdoin. Last May he tied the State 
Meet mark in the 220 yard low hurdles 
with a clocking of 23.8 seconds. 

Senior Bob Fritz of Bay Village, Ohio, 

Rear Admiral Donald B. Mac- 
Millan '98 will sail his veteran 
Arctic schooner Bowdoin to Mys- 
tic Seaport in Connecticut on June 
27, and the Bowdoin will be en- 
shrined there at the Mystic Marine 

The 80-foot Bowdoin will tie 
up permanently alongside other 
ships that have made heroic mari- 
time history. Off her bow will be 
the Charles W. Morgan, last of 
the New Bedford whalers. Astern 
will be the lofty square-rigged 
training ship JOSEPH CONRAD. 

The Bowdoin, built in 1920-21 
at East Boothbay, has made 26 trips 
into northern waters, covering some 
300,000 miles, visiting Labrador, 
Hudson Bay, Foxe Basin, Baffin 
Island, Iceland, the east and west 
coasts of Greenland, North Green- 
land, and Ellesmere Island. 

A gift to Mystic Seaport from 
the MacMillans, numerous Bowdoin 
alumni, and friends from all over 
the country, the ship will be out- 
fitted just as if she were ready to 
leave on another Arctic voyage, 
with blankets on the bunks and a 
cribbage board on the cabin table. 
In addition, Cap'n Mac himself will 
be aboard for several weeks to tell 
the public about his schooner. 

became the second recipient of the 
Hugh Munro, Jr., Memorial Trophy as 
the hockey player who "best exemplifies 
the qualities of loyalty and courage which 
Hugh Munro, Jr., demonstrated at Bow- 
doin and in the service of his country." 
During his three years as varsity goalie 
Fritz compiled the amazing total of 1252 
saves. In the 1957-58 season, when Bow- 
doin needed another forward, he skated 
in that position for three or four games 
and scored several points. 

To return to the Class of 1962 — 
the freshmen won seven and lost three in 
basketball, they won 11 and dropped four 
in hockey, they had a six and three 
mark in swimming, and they came out 
on top in three out of four track meets. 
There is definitely help there for the 
varsity squads, not just for next year 
but for the next three years. This is 
particularly true in hockey, swimming, 
and basketball. 

In fact, it would not be surprising if 
three of this year's freshmen were in the 
starting basketball lineup next season and 
four in hockey. The swimming team, 
hampered by a lack of depth this year, 
should come back strong in 1959. 

The Alumni hockey squad, flushed 
with its 4 to 3 successes of 1957 and 
1958, tried valiantly to make it three 
in a row over the varsity, but their ef- 
fort fell short by a score of 9 to 4 on 
February 28. Some 15 Alumni returned 
to show flashes of their college brilliance. 

Olympic and world's champion skat- 
er Hayes Alan Jenkins returned to the 
College for the third time in a year to 
star in "The Winter Garden," an original 
musical ice show presented at the Arena 
on March 21 and 22 by the Skating Club 
of Brunswick. More than 70 enthusias- 

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skaters from a dozen or more towns 
within a 60-mile radius of Brunswick 
took part. Approximately 2800 people 
turned out to watch. 

I dlowing "The- Winter Garden" the 
long process oi melting and drying the 
Arena was started, in order that two 
weeks later Don Budge and Bobby Riggs. 
two or the top tennis players of all time, 
could stage a clinic tor coaches and play 
ers, followed by an exhibition match. 

1c was a varied winter season, with 
many disappointments and many hopes 
tor the future. It will be anorher eight 
months before the hopes are realized or 
come crashing down. It is the feeling 
around campus that they will be realized, 
for the freshmen represent the best class 
in everj way, scholastically as well as 
athletically, that Bowdoin has had for 
some time. 

Watson Appointed Coach 

Sid Watson of Andover, Mass., for- 
mer Northeastern University sports 
standout, has been appointed Coach of 
Hockey and Assistant Coach of Foot- 
ball at Bowdoin. Since December 30 he 
had been Acting Coach of Hockey, hav- 
ing taken over from Nels Corey '39 
when the latter was appointed Coach of 

Watson starred in both hockey and 
football at Northeastern, being selected 
a defenseman on the All-New England 
hockey team and a halfback on the All- 
New England football team. He has 
played four seasons of professional foot- 
ball, three years with the Pittsburgh 
Steelers and one with the Washington 
Redskins, and the Redskins had invited 
him to return for the 1959 season. 

Center For Economic 

A Center for Economic Research has 
been established within the Department 
of Economics at Bowdoin to carry out 
fundamental research on the State of 
Maine and to collect and publish infor- 
mation concerning the Maine economy. 

Establishment of the Center makes 
possible the continuation of work begun 
several years ago by members of the 
Department of Economics. In 1954 an 
active interest in problems of the Maine 
economy led to the formation of the 
Maine College Community Research 
Program by Bowdoin, Bates, Colby, the 
University of Maine, and business lead- 
ers in the state. Chester G. Abbott '13 
of Portland served as chairman of the 
program from its inception. 

The MCCRP, sponsored by the Com- 
mittee for Economic Development and 
The Ford Foundation, made possible the 
completion of several studies about spe- 
cific aspects of the Maine economy. In 
addition, under the auspices of this or- 

Alumnj Secretary Seward J. 

Marsh entered tin Maine Medical 

Center in Portland for observation 
late in January and several weeks 
later underwent surgery tor gall- 
stones. He returned to Brunswick 
late in February and is making a 
satisfactory (to his doctors) but 
slow (to him) recovery at his home 
at 3 Bath Streer. He hopes to re- 
turn to the office soon. Many of 
his friends among the alumni have 
written to him and sent cards. For 
these messages of encouragement 
he is grateful. In typical fashion 
he and Mrs. Marsh are attempting 
to acknowledge each message. 

ganization, the Maine Business Index 
and the Maine Business Indicators were 
compiled and published at Bowdoin. 

With the completion of the original 
Research Program, the continuation of 
the Maine Business Indicators has been 
made possible by further financial sup- 
port of firms and individuals throughout 
the state. The new program of econ- 
omic research will be financed by gifts 
made to Bowdoin specifically for that 

Professor James A. Storer is Execu- 
tive Director of The Center for Econo- 
mic Research, and Professor Giulio Pon- 
tecorvo is Associate Executive Director. 

"Hig" Dies 

George W. Higgins, a familiar figure 
at Bowdoin since 1907 and head of the 


Carpenter Shop for 34 years, died Febru- 
ary 16 at his home on Maine Street after 

a short illness. He was 77 years old. 
"Hig" joined the maintenance staff in 
1907. He was janitor of the Hyde Ath- 
letic Building for 12 years before trans- 
ferring to the carpentry section. It was 
he who built the first bleachers for Whit- 
tit t Field, the first radio booth there, and 
the first steam tunnels on the campus. 
Known to generations of Bowdoin men, 
he had missed only two Commencements 
since 1907. 

The Palmer Fund 

The late Harry L. Palmer '04 of Skow- 
hegan, who for nearly 25 years served as 
a member of the Board of Overseers, has 
been honored by the establishment of the 
Harry L Palmer Fund by the gifts of 
several of his friends. Income from the 
fund will be used for the upkeep of 
pianos in Harvey Dow Gibson Hall of 
Music and for the purchase of recordings 
for Gibson Hall. 

From January of 1949 until June of 
1953, Mr. Palmer served as Executive 
Director of the Sesquicentennial Fund, 
which raised a total of more than four 
million dollars to help meet the capital 
needs of the College. Always deeply in- 
terested in Bowdoin affairs, he was elect- 
ed to the Board of Overseers in 1934. 
He resigned in June of 1957 and was 
named Overseer Emeritus. In 1934 he 
received the Alumni Achievement Award, 
and at Commencement in June of 1951 
he was awarded the honorary degree of 
master of arts. He died at his home in 
Skowhegan on November 3, 1957. 

A Report From Africa 

Professor-Emeritus Alfred O. Gross 
H'52 spent the winter months touring 
Africa with Mrs. Gross and Mrs. Paul 
Nixon. On April 8 he celebrated his 
76th birthday. Shortly before this he 
wrote to a faculty colleague, in part, "If 
I were younger, I would certainly come 
again. Last week we had two wonderful 
days at the famous flamingo colony at 
Lake Nakuro, located about 90 miles 
northwest of Nairobi in Kenya. I have 
never seen such a magnificent concentra- 
tion of birds. There are said to be over 
a million flamingoes, and, having seen for 
myself, I am convinced that this is a 
conservative estimate. 

"On March 25-26 we will be at Tree 
Tops, a unique hotel built high in a giant 
fig tree over a water hole that is visited 
each evening by rhinos, elephants, and 
other big game. 

"The trip to Africa has been beyond 
all our expectations. The Garden trip 
via automobile with a guide-driver was 
a great revelation. The scenery, vege- 
tation, flowers, birds, and native life 
were of great interest. From Denbau 
we flew to Victoria Falls, where we spent 
four days seeing the falls from every 



vantage point. We took a small plane 
to fly us back and forth over the falls, 
which gave us unexcelled opportunities 
to photograph the mile-long falls and 
the awe-inspiring canyons. 

"We took a launch trip on the Zam- 
bezi River, where we saw herds of hip- 
pos, crocodiles, and countless birds. A 
landing was made on an island alive 
with monkeys. Mrs. Nixon was bitten 
by one of the more aggressive individu- 
als when she attempted to feed them. 
She was given first aid and is now all 

"One morning the passengers were 
chased off the island by a herd of vicious 
African elephants (not the circus va- 
riety). At Victoria Falls Mrs. Nixon left 
the trail to get a better view and was 
met by a cobra all poised and ready to 
strike — a narrow escape. The same 
day a 16-foot python was captured at 
the Victoria Falls Hotel after it had 
swallowed three adult chickens which 
never reached the dining room. 

"The night before we left Victoria a 
troop of baboons appeared out of the 
forest jungle. Mrs. Nixon and Mrs. 
Gross were throwing out food to attract 
them nearer my camera. Instead of com- 
ing near to me they dashed toward the 
ladies. I never knew they could run 
so fast. It was funny!" 

Following a stop in Zanzibar and a 
trip down the east coast of Africa to 
Cape Town, the Grosses and Mrs. Nixon 
will return home. Their ship is due to 
arrive in Montreal, Canada, the middle 
of May. 

A Danforth Grant 

The College has received a grant of 
$10,000 from The Danforth Foundation 
of St. Louis, Mo., to be used for faculty 
summer study during the next three 
years, beginning this summer. Profes- 
sor Myron A. Jeppesen has been named 
chairman of the faculty committee in 
charge of individual grants under this 
program. Other members of the com- 
mittee are Professors Albert Abraham- 
son '26, Nathan Dane II '37, Ernst C. 
Helmreich, and James M. Moulton. 

Glee Club Draws Praise 

The Glee Club was enthusiastically re- 
ceived on its spring tour, which began 
at the Brunswick Naval Air Station on 
March 20 and continued on successive 
days at Houlton, Fredericton, New Bruns- 
wick; Lubec, Bar Harbor, and Waterville. 
The Daily Gleaner in Fredericton com- 
mented on the concert there in these 
words: "It would be an understatement 
to say that the Bowdoin College Glee- 
Club received an enthusiastic welcome 
in Fredericton yesterday. Memorial Hall 
at the University of New Brunswick was 
jammed for the performance, and late 

The Top Ten 

Two years ago the Directors of the Alumni Fund mailed each alumnus 
a reprint from Newsweek listing the top ten men's colleges in the United 
States as selected by Chesly Manly of the Chicago Tribune. 

Listed below are the same ten men's colleges, with the results of the 
1957-58 Alumni Fund for each. In amount of giving, Bowdoin was fifth, 
behind the University of the South, Amherst, Williams, and Union. In per- 
centage of alumni contributing, Bowdoin again ranked fifth, behind Amherst, 
Hamilton, Haverford, and Williams. 

Is this where Bowdoin men believe their college belongs? If not, it is 
within the power of each alumnus to improve Bowdoin's standing in each 
classification. No one but each individual alumnus can raise the percentage 
of contributors. And he can do it only by sending in his gift by June 30. 

The ten colleges are listed below in order of the Tribune's ratings. 

College Amount Given 

1. Haverford $ 91,295 

2. Amherst 239,356 

3. Kenyon 76,402 

4. Wesleyan 113,682 

5. Hamilton 83,727 

6. Union 183,604 

7. Bowdoin 147,670 

8. University of the South 842,899 

9. Washington and Lee 113,682 
10. Williams 238,580 

Percentage of 
Alumni Giving 


comers were provided with 'standing 
room only' for the concert, which UNB 
officials say was the best supported of 
the 1958-59 series. 

"The 72 -voice men's chorus gave a 
superb account of themselves during the 
evening. This reviewer has witnessed 
coordination and control of this calibre 
on only one previous occasion, at a Canad- 
ian performance of the Berlin Philhar- 

During the sabbatical leave of Profes- 
sor Tillotson this semester, Professor Rob- 
ert K. Beckwith is directing the Glee 

Garcelon And Merritt Scholars 

This year 36 medical school students 
have been awarded a total of $8800 
from the Garcelon and Merritt Fund, es- 
tablished in memory of Dr. Seward Gar- 
celon and Dr. Samuel Merritt, both nine- 
teenth-century graduates of the former 
Maine Medical School at Bowdoin. In 
the past 37 years more than $280,000 
has been granted from this fund to well 
over 400 young men, who now practice 
medicine throughout the United States. 

This year's awards went to students at 
15 medical schools. The recipients come 
from seven states. Twenty of the men 
are graduates of Bowdoin, five of the 
University of Maine, two each of Colby, 
Holy Cross, and Xavier, and one each of 
Bates, Dartmouth, Harvard, Rutgers, and 

Nine of the men are studying at Ver- 

mont, six at Tufts, three each at McGill 
and Yale, two each at Columbia, Cornell, 
Dalhousie, and Pennsylvania, and one 
each at Boston University, Harvard, New 
York Medical School, North Carolina, 
Ottawa, Southwestern, and Stanford. 

Twenty-six of the recipients are resi- 
dents of Maine, four are from Massa- 
chusetts, two from New Hampshire, and 
one each from California, New Jersey, 
Maryland, and Rhode Island. 

Placement News 

In a memorandum to placement com- 
mittees and faculty members on February 
25, Placement Bureau Director Samuel 
A. Ladd jr. '29 stated, "Despite the cur- 
ious paradox of more jobs and an increase 
in unemployment, conditions appear 
favorable for the graduate of 1959, with 
salaries higher than during 1958. 

"A recent survey of 71 placement di- 
rectors at colleges and universities 
throughout the country indicates that 
companies will be seeking more gradu- 
ates in engineering and the sciences and 
approximately the same number in liber- 
al arts. There is some further indication 
that job needs among the nation's major 
industries are steadily rising and may 
result in increased demand in the late 

Director Of Student Aid 

Philip S. Wilder '23, Assistant to the 
President, has been named to the addi- 

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tional position of Director of Student 
Aid. In this no\ position he will have 
overall responsibility for Bowdoin's pro- 
gram of financial aid to students — in- 
cluding scholarships, loans, and campus 

A native oi Newton ( entre, Masv. Mr. 
Wilder has been .it Bowdoin in one ca- 
pacity or another since 1927, when he 
ime Acting Alumni Secretary. Prom 
1928 until 1932 he served as both Alum- 
ni Secretary and Instructor in Education. 
During the next 1 1 years Ik- was Alumni 
Secretary mk\ Assistant Professor of Edu- 
cation, and since L946 Ik- has been As- 

sistant to the President. 

Mr. Wilder, who is also Foreign Stu- 
dent Adviser and Fulbright Adviser at 
Bowdoin, is a member of the Institute 
of International Education's Advisory 
Committee on the Liberal Arts College 
in the I'.S.A. and a member of the board 
of directors of the National Association 
of Foreign Student Advisers. 

Honors And Records 

On February 9 four seniors were ini- 
tiated as members of the Bowdoin Chap- 
ter of Phi Beta Kappa. The newly- 
elected members are Edward I. Garick 
of Hempstead, N. Y., Howard R. Mett- 
ler of Brooklyn, N. Y., Richard E. Mor- 
gan of Alexandria, Va., and J. Skelton 
Williams jr. of Richmond, Va. 

During the fall semester four under- 
graduates achieved straight "A" grades: 
G. Raymond Babineau '59 and Edward 
I. Garick '59, both of Hempstead, N. Y., 
Richard E. Morgan '59 of Alexandria, 
Va., and Theodore A. Perry '60 of Wa- 
terville. Interestingly enough, Babineau, 
Garick, and Morgan are all graduates of 
Hempstead High School. 

As a result of first-semester achieve- 
ment, 175 undergraduates are on the 
Dean's List for the spring semester. In- 
cluded are 51 seniors, 55 juniors, 30 
sophomores, 36 freshmen, and three 
Bowdoin Plan students. 

Three seniors are among 1200 Amer- 
ican and Canadian students named in 
March as Woodrow Wilson Fellows by 
the Woodrow Wilson National Fellow- 
ship Foundation in Princeton, N. J. 
Backed by a Ford Foundation grant of 
S25,000,000, the Wilson Fellowships are 
one-year awards reserved for young 
scholars showing "marked promise for 
the teaching profession and possessing 
the highest qualities of intellect, charac- 
ter, and personality." The Bowdoin se- 
niors selected as Fellows are Edward I. 
Garick, Richard E. Morgan, and J. Skel- 
ton Williams jr. 

Waterville High School has won the 
Abraxas Cup, given each year to the 
secondary school whose graduates attain- 
ed the best academic grades at Bowdoin 
during the first semester of their fresh- 

Mrs. Doris Pike White, widow of the late 
Ashmead White '12, was elected President 
General of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution on April 23 in Washington, 
D. C. She is the first woman from Maine 
ever to head the D.A.R. and the first 
President General from New England in 
27 years. 

Mrs. White's predecessor in office travel- 
ed 87,000 miles in her three-year term. 

man year. To be eligible, a school must 
have at least three representatives. Fin- 
ishing in second place was Brookline 
(Mass.) High School. Mount Hermon 
School was third, Scarsdale (N. Y.) High 
School fourth, and Hebron Academy 

The First Skolfield Professor 

Professor Albert Abrahamson '26, 
Chairman of the Department of Econ- 
omics, has been named the first George 
Lincoln Skolfield, Jr. Professor at Bow- 
doin. Professor Abrahamson has been a 
member of the Bowdoin faculty since 
1928, with frequent leaves of absence to 
serve in various government posts, most 
of them in Washington, D. C He 
served as an economist for the Presi- 
dent's Cabinet Committee on Policy in 
1934-35; as WPA Administrator for 
Maine from 1935 to 1937; as Assistant 
Executive Director of the War Refugee 
Board in 1944-45; and as Special As- 
sistant to the Secretary of Labor in 
1945-46. In 1950 he was a consultant 
to W. Stuart Symington, Chairman of the 
National Security Resources Board, and 
the following year he served as con- 
sultant to the President's Materials Po- 
licy Commission. Since 1956 Professor 
Abrahamson has been a consultant to the 

You Can Help 

Do YOU know of a scholarship 
fund in your town or city which 
might be awarded, from time to 
time, to a Bowdoin student? If 
you do, please pass the information 
along to Mr. Philip S. Wilder, Di- 
rector of Student Aid, Massachu- 
setts Hall. 

Any information you can furnish 
about local scholarship funds will 
be helpful. In many respects such 
information may be as valuable as 
gifts of money toward scholarships. 

To illustrate the range of local 
scholarships, in Portland there are 
awards offered by the Guy Gannett 
Publishing Company, the National 
Council of Jewish Women, the 
South Portland Kiwanis Club, the 
Women's Literary Union, the Sum- 
mit Community Club, the Portland 
Rossini Club, and so forth. 

National Manpower Council. He is al- 
so a member of the State of Maine Panel 
of Mediators and is Chairman of the 
Maine Advisory Committee to the United 
States Civil Rights Commission. 

The Skolfield professorship was es- 
tablished last June in honor of George 
L. Skolfield, Jr. of the Class of 1913. It 
was made possible by parr of the Solon E. 
and Lida Skolfield Turner Fund of more 
than $732,000, which came to the Col- 
lege in 1949 from the Lida S. Turner es- 

Mr. Skolfield, a native of Brunswick, 
was for many years an engineer in 
California. Since his death in 1941, 
Mrs. Skolfield has made her home in 

A Silver Anniversary 

On March 12 three student-written 
one-act plays were presented in the Pick- 
ard Theater in Memorial Hall. The oc- 
casion was the 25th anniversary of the 
One-Act Play Contest. Three previous 
winners returned to judge the produc- 
tions: Peter Poor '50, director-manager 
of the Straight Wharf Theater at Nan- 
tucket, Mass.; Donald Carlo '51, teacher 
of history and English at Coburn Clas- 
sical Institute in Waterville; and Ben- 
jamin G. M. Priest '56 of Bath. 

The Faculty Play 

On April 2 and 3 members of the 
faculty and staff and their wives present- 
ed two performances of Moliere's The 
Misanthrope in the Pickard Theater in 
Memorial Hall. The first faculty play 
since 1954, this production included 
such well-known Bowdoin people as 
Professor and Mrs. Richard L. Chittim 
'41, Philip S. Wilder '23, and Professors 
Fritz C. A. Koelln and Jeffrey J. Carre 
'40. It was directed by Professor George 
H. Quinby '23. 

Bowdoin Debaters 

By mid-March Bowdoin debaters had 
compiled a record of 52 wins in 64 de- 
bates, one of the best victory percen- 
tages in intercollegiate ranks. They won 
first place at the University of Vermont 
tournament last November and in Feb- 
ruary took top honors at the Boston 
University tournament. In addition, they 
tied for first in the St. Anselm's College 
novice tournament in December and 
tied for second at the Tufts University 
competition that same month. The affir- 
mative team was selected as the best 
affirmative pair at the Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology tournament in Feb- 

Four debaters spent their spring vaca- 
tion in an unusual way. They presented 
exhibition debates for high school au- 
diences and other groups in Connecti- 



cut, New York, and New Jersey. The 
four, who were accompanied by Profes- 
sor Albert R. Thayer '22, were Alan R. 
Baker '62 of Great Neck, N. Y., Frank 
C. Mahncke '60 of Morristown, N J., 
Alfred E. Schretter '59 of Florham Park, 
N. J., and Peter S. Smith '60 of Durham, 
N. H. 

Library Group Formed 

A group of students, sparked by mem- 
bers of the Student Library Committee, 
have just formed the Friends of the Bow- 
doin Library Association. The purposes 
of the organization are to stimulate inter- 
est in the Library as the heart of the Col- 
lege, to encourage and facilitate contribu- 
tions to the Library, and to aid its work 
in any way possible. 

Membership in the Friends of the Bow- 
doin Library Association is open to stu- 
dents, faculty, alumni, and friends of 
the College. There is an annual mem- 
bership fee of fifty cents, and each year 
members are expected to give either a 
book or a sum of money in excess of 
$2.50 to the Library. Sheldon Christian 
'37, who instructs students interested in 
operating the Hubbard Hall Press, is 
printing a special bookplate, which pic- 
tures an engraving of Henry W. Long- 
fellow, made while he was Librarian at 
Bowdoin. The bookplate was designed 
by Mr. Christian and Guy Davis '59 of 
Toledo, Ohio, chairman of the Student 
Library Committee. 

Through the efforts of the Student Li- 
brary Committee the Library will soon 
receive the gift of $100 worth of books 
from Time magazine. To win the gift 
members of the committee collected and 
assembled pieces of a puzzle which had 
been distributed to every student at the 

Three Summer Seminars 

Residents and guests in the Bruns- 
wick region will be able to take ad- 
vantage of three special seminars this 
summer at Bowdoin, to be offered for 
five weeks, beginning July 6 and ending 
August 7. Concurrent with the four 
summer institutes in science and mathe- 
matics, they will be partially filled by 
members of the families of teachers who 
are at the College studying in the insti- 

Professor Philip C. Beam, Chairman 
of the Art Department, will offer a 
course in modern art — a series of lec- 
tures and discussions on contemporary 
paintings, sculpture, and architecture, il- 
lustrated with slides. Professor Beam 
will meet members of the seminar from 
10:45 to 11:45 on Monday, Wednesday, 
and Friday mornings. 

"The Contemporary Novel" is the 
title of a seminar to be conducted by 
Professor Lawrence S. Hall '36 of the 

English Department. It will be a study 
of the worlds of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, 
Greene, Cozzens, and Camus. Dr. Hall 
will meet his group from 9 until 12 in 
the morning every Tuesday. 

Professor Robert K. Beckwith of the 
Music Department will lead a seminar in 
"Symphonic and Choral Music," a study 
of the choral and symphonic literature of 
eleven composers from Bach to Stravins- 
ky, supplemented by recordings in the 
classroom. The group will meet on 
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 
10:30 in the morning. 

These seminars are open to both men 
and women. No previous formal study 
in these fields is required. Since there 
are no papers or examinations, no aca- 
demic credit will be given. There will 
be a fee of $25 for each seminar. Ap- 
plication may be made by letter, ad- 
dressed to Mr. A. L. Greason, Coordinator 
of Summer Programs, Bowdoin College. 


George V. Craighead '25 has provided 
funds for the purchase of a number of 
filmstrips. These visual aids, which will 
be used for instruction in several de- 
partments at Bowdoin, have been pre- 
sented in memory of Mr. Craighead's 
brother, Samuel Judson Craighead. 

The College has received an unres- 
tricted gift of $1,575 under the pro- 

gram of the First National City Bank 
of New York for the support of pri- 
vately controlled institutions of higher 
learning. The gift was made in behalf 
of five Bowdoin graduates who have 
each completed at least five years of serv- 
ice with the bank or who were officers at 
the close of 1958. These alumni are 
James C. Donan '50, John L. Ivers '52, 
Roger Pearson '42, Kenneth K. Rounds 
'28, and Thomas C. Shortell '49. 


Professor Herbert Brown 
is at work on a full-bodied biography 
of Kenneth Charles Morton Sills (1879- 
1954). He welcomes as collaborators 
all those who knew K.C.M.S. and cher- 
ish memories of him as student, teacher, 
Dean, and President: his conversations 
in Massachusetts Hall, his hospitality at 
85 Federal Street, his "asides" in 
"Casey's Lit.," his chapel talks and pub- 
lic addresses, and details of his multi- 
farious services to church, college, and 
commonwealth. Professor Brown is 
especially eager to have the privilege of 
reading letters written by the President. 
Such documents will be used scrupulous- 
ly, and acknowledged and returned 
promptly. He hopes that the friends of 
K.C.M.S. will regard nothing as too 
trivial or impressionistic to send along: 
anecdotes, characteristic phrases and 
gestures, table-talk and solicitudes, 
undergraduate attitudes, impressions, 
hunches, tones, and over-tones. Profes- 
sor Brown's Brunswick address is Hub- 
bard Hall, Bowdoin College. 

Alumni Clubs 


Secretary Dick Brackett '50 reports that the 
Bowdoin Club of Boston held a very success- 
ful meeting on Saturday, February 28, at the 
Woodland Country Club in West Newton. 
About 180 Bowdoin men and their wives at- 

President Coles spoke informally on the 
state of the College, and Carl de Suze '38 
entertained the group with films of his recent 
European trip and with his usual witty com- 

Elections were held with these results: 
President, Bob Bell '42; First Vice President, 
Jack Gazlay '34; Second Vice President, Don 
Lukens '46; Treasurer, John Morrell '52; and 
Secretary, Dick Brackett '50. Directors elect- 
ed for three-year terms were Grant Dowse 
'35, Bruce Cay '49, and Archie Howe '50. 
Dick Lee '24, Jack Lawrence '37, and Guy 
Hunt '40 were elected directors for two-year 
terms. Earle Cook '17, Walker Merrill '50, 
and Bob Forsberg '53 were chosen as di- 
rectors for one year. 

Plans are going forward for "Bowdoin 
Night at the Pops" on Thursday, May 14. 
Tabic seats are $3.00 and $3.50 each. Reserva- 
tions should be made early, preferably by the 
first of May, with Robert R. Forsberg '53, 
125 Perkins Avenue, Brockton, Mass. Checks 
should be made payable to the Bowdoin 
Club of Boston. 


On February 9 the officers of the Bowdoin 
Club of Brunswick mailed a report to their 
constituents, telling about the 27 subfresh- 
men who had been entertained by the club 
on October 29. Twelve had applied for 
admission, and one or two more were ex 
pected to make application. A summary of 
each candidate's qualifications was included, 
as well as a copy of an appreciative letter 
written by one of the subfreshmen shortly 
after the fall meeting. 


The Bowdoin Club of Cleveland held its 
spring dinner meeting at the Union Club on 
March 25, with 25 present, including alumni, 
undergraduates, and subfreshmen. Dean 
Kendrick brought current news of the Col- 

New officers elected were as follows: Presi- 
dent, Virgil Bond '37; Secretary-Treasurer, 
Peter Relic '58; Council Member, Olivei 
Emerson '49. 


Vice President Bela Norton 'IS was the 
guest at a small, informal luncheon meeting 
on March 12 at the Detroit Club. The 

gathering was arranged at a late dale when 
it was discovered that Mr. Norton would 

APRIL 1959 


have ■ io\ Free hours in Detroit between 
business calls. Present were William Norton 
(•") (host For the group), Stanley Dole '47 
President i>i the Bowdoin ( lni> .>i Detroit) . 
George Cuttei ~~. |im Norton '34, Robert 
Inman '41, and |ohn Butler '50. 

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\i its midwintei meeting <>n February 27 
the Minimi Council voted io recognize the 
Bowdoin ( lul> <>t Milwaukee. Richard M. 
Lamport '32 is its first Convener and Council 
W ;>< r. He is interested i>> hear From 
Bowdoin men who have moved to the area 
or who are going to in- iii Milwaukee From 
time to time. His address is . <> Union Re- 
rator rransil Lines, Station F, Green 
Bay R.m.I. Milwaukee 9, V\ is. 

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On January 23 the Bowdoin Club of New 
Wik held it-< annual dinner meeting at the 
Manhattan Club. Some 120 alumni heard 
talks b\ President fames Coles and Coaches 

\cls C orey '39 and Bob Dunham. 

Elections were held, resulting in these- new 
officers: President, Carleton Connor '3<>; Vice 
Presidents, Arthur Fischer '38, Lawrence 
Read '26, and Richard Van Varick '32; Sec- 
retary, George diggs '44, Assistant Secre- 
taries, Daniel Dayton '49 and Edward Early 
'49; Treasurer, John Stalford '52; Assistant 
Treasurer, Harold Sewall '51; and Council 
Member, Stevens Frost '42. 

New York alumni hope to continue the 
practice of suburban meetings. Within the 
past year or two .successful gatherings have 
been staged in Long Island and Westchester 
( ounty, and hopes are high for another one 
next fall. 


Approximately 75 alumni and wives and 
several subfreshmen gathered in the Dolly 
Madison Room of the Presidential Apart- 
ments for a social hour and dinner on Jan- 
uary 24. The Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia 
had as its special guests President James 
( oles and Coaches Nels Corey '39 and Bob 
Donham, each of whom spoke following the 


Dean Kendrick was a special guest of 
the Bowdoin Club of Pittsburgh on lues- 
clay, March 24. About 20 alumni, wives, 
undergraduates, and parents gathered at 
the HYP Club for a 6:30 social hour and 
dinner. The Dean brought news of the 
College and latest campus happenings. 


I he weekly luncheon meetings on the first 
Wednesday of every month at the Cumber- 
land Club continue to be successful and well 
attended. Professor James Storer was the 
club's guest on .March 4, and on April 1 
Vice President Bcla Norton '18 represented 
the College. Professor LeRoy G reason will 
speak on May 6 about Bowdoin's four sum- 
mer institutes. 

Plans are going forward for the annual 
spring dinner meeting at Valle's Scarborough 
Restaurant on Tuesday, May 5. President 
(oles will report on the state of the College. 


Los Angeles — Monthly Luncheon - Hotel 
Statler - Tuesday, April 28, 12 noon. 

Worcester — Dinner Meeting (Alumni and 
wives) - The Worcester Club - Wed- 
nesday, April 29, social hour at 6, 
dinner at 7. 

Washington — Monthly Luncheon - Lotus 
Restaurant • Tuesday, May 5, 12 

Portland — Spring Dinner Meeting - Valle's 
in Scarborough - Tuesday evening, 
May 5, social hour at 6, dinner at 7. 

Portland — Monthly Luncheon — Cumber- 
land Club - Wednesday, May 6, 12 

Rhode Island (Providence) — Monthly 
Luncheon - University Club - Wed- 
nesday, May 6, 12 noon. 

Chicago — Combined Meeting: Alumni of 
Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, and Maine - 
Friday evening, May 8 — Union 
League Club — social hour at 6, 
dinner at 7. 

Boston — "Bowdoin Night at the Pops" 
Symphony Hall - Thursday evening, 
May 14. 

New Hampshire — Evening Meeting - Fri- 
day, May 15. 

Los Angeles — Monthly Luncheon - Statler 
Hotel - Tuesday, May 26, 12 noon. 

Rhode Island (Providence) — Monthly 
Luncheon - University Club - Wed- 
nesday, June 3, 12 noon. 


Convener Charles Lincoln '91 reports a 
successful February 19 meeting with 17 in 
attendance. In addition to two out-of-town 
visitors, Professor-Emeritus Thomas Van 
Cleve H'54 and Harald Rehder '29, those at- 

tending were Fessenden '95, Marston '99, 

Haley '07, Newman '09, Brummetl '11, Pope 

II. Redfern II. Emerson '11, Harbour '12, 

Conanl 13, Kennedy '13. Fogg Ml I, Tarbox 

II. and Hawthorne '29, as well as the Con 

vener. No speeches or songs, but everyone 

had a good lime talking things over. 

On March 19. despite he aw rain and tem- 
peratures in the sixties, II showed up: Fes- 
senden '95, Haley '07, Weston '08, Wcbsici 
'10, Deering M'K), Conanl 13, Kennedy '13, 

Sewall 13, Mooers '18, Xcvcns '18, and Con- 
vener "Doc" Lincoln '91. A final meeting 
is scheduled in April, with "the Festivities 
to resume in the fall." 


Retiring President William Johnson '30 
presided and the Honorable Robert Hale '10 
served as Toastmasler at the annual spring 
dinner meeting of the Bowdoin Club ol 
Washington at the Continental Hotel on 
April 2. About forty alumni, wives, and 
special guests gathered for a pleasant eve- 
ning. Seated with others at the head table 
were Justice Harold Burton '09 and the 
Honorable Owen Brewster '09, both of whom 
spoke. Mrs. May Craig, Washington repre- 
sentative of the Gannett newpapers, was a 
special guest. 

President James Coles, the featured speaker 
of the evening, brought news of the College 
and spoke of (he problems that educational 
institutions (in general) and privately en- 
dowed colleges (in particular) must face in 
the foreseeable future. 

As a result of elections, the Washington 
club has these new officers: President, Robert 
McCarty '41; Vice President, David Dickson 
'48; Secretary, William Dougherty '46; Treas- 
urer, David Marsh '51; Council Member, Ed- 
ward Hudon '37; and Program Chairman, 
Raymond Jensen '48. 

Bowdoin Browsing 

When not browsing about the stacks, the 
author of this issue's "Bowdoin Browsing" 
can be found teaching French in Cleaveland 
Hall. Gerard J. Brault is a graduate of 
Assumption College (Worcester, Mass.) and 
holds a master of arts degree in French 
from Laval University. In 1951 he en- 
listed in the U. S. Army, where he served 
as a special agent with the Counter In- 
telligence Corps in France, being stationed 
in what he calls "the progressively less 
sensitive" field offices in Orleans, Bor- 
deaux, and La Rochelle. 

Upon his return to civilian status he 
spent two and one-half years at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, where he majored 
in Romance philology and medieval French 
literature and from which he holds a Ph.D. 
degree in Romance Languages. With his 
family he spent a year in Strasbourg, 
France, before he joined the faculty at 
Bowdoin as Instructor in French in Sep- 
tember of 1957. 

Dr. Brault is a member of the Interna- 
tional Arthurian Society and the Modern 
Language Association. Alumni will remem- 
ber his article "The Sun on the Seal" in 
the December ALUMNUS. 

Fldner est une science: 
e'est la gastronomie de Voeil. 

I am not quite sure that I would trans- 
late fldner in this epiotation as "to browse," 
but with a little semantic indulgence (and 
with apologies to Monsieur Balzac) I feel 
that the reader will agree that browsing may 
indeed be defined as "the gastronomy of the 
eye." Actually, fldner in French more often 
has the meaning of "to stroll, to idle" and 
flaneur is a term sometimes used to describe 
a "lazy person." Surely, incorrigible brows- 
ers such as you and I will scarcely allow our 
favorite pastime to be thus characterized. 
The French, to be sure, are as inclined to 
browsing as we are, but the expression they 
love best to define this pleasure is bouquiner, 
a verb which invariably evokes the delights 
of perusing old books and especially those 
wonderful second-hand bargains under the 
indulgent but ever- watchful eye of the bou- 
quiniste along the cpiais of the river Seine. 
In the following paragraphs, I should like to 
describe a few new books in the Bowdoin 
Library which are admirably suited for gen- 
eral browsing. 



One of the most fascinating books I have 
stumbled across in recent years is The Ox- 
ford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes edited 
by Iona and Peter Opie. We all remember 
"Little Miss Muffet" and her traumatic ex- 
perience, the discouraging revelations of 
"What are little boys made of?", and the 
plight of the old woman "who lived in a 
shoe" from our childhood days, and most of 
us have puzzled over the significance of 
"Mary, Mary, quite contrary" and won- 
dered about the propriety of reading the 
grisly verse about "Three blind mice" to 
our children before they go to bed at night. 
But we cannot deny the pleasure we've had 
in discovering intriguing new rhymes and in 
rediscovering old favorites between the dawn 
and the daylight, when the evening's begin- 
ning to lower. Here now is a scholarly 
study of no less than 550 nursery rhymes, in 
each case presenting the oldest known ver- 
sion (at least a quarter and very likely over 
one half are more than 200 years old, we 
learn) and a number of variants with a 
concise, critical survey of the diverse ex- 
planations that have been offered down 
through the years. We discover, for ex- 
ample, that the identity of "Old King Cole" 
was already a subject for speculation in the 
reign of Queen Anne and that at least two 
monographs have been devoted exclusively 
to the interpretation of "This is the house 
that Jack built." The widely-circulated 
myth identifying "Mother Goose" with a cer- 
tain Mistress Elizabeth Goose, widow of one 

Isaac Goose (Vergoose or Vertigoose) of 
Boston, Massachusetts, is again exploded but 
will doubtless pop up again in the Sunday 
supplement. After examining countless sug- 
gestions ranging from the wildest harebrain- 
ed notions of indefatigable crackpots to the 
cautious textual analyses of professional phil- 
ologists, the editors usually conclude that 
very little is actually known about the mean- 
ing of nursery rhymes. Just think, we may 
never know just "Who killed Cock Robin?". 

In 1950 the University of Michigan Press 
published the late Morris Palmer Tilley's 
Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in 
the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, 
which set a new standard of excellence for 
this related field of investigation. Tilley 
presented an exhaustive study of 11,780 pro- 
verbs, a veritable treasure-trove for the liter- 
ary investigator and a pure delight for the 
inveterate browser. We are all apprised of 
the inadvisability of crying over spilt milk, 
for instance, but we've lost sight of milk 
says to wine, Welcome, friend and if you 
would live forever you must wash the milk 
from your liver, both apparently quite pop- 
ular in the seventeenth century. We are 
familiar with rain, rain, go away, but 
zounds! what about when the ram rains and 
the goose winks little wots the goslijtg what 
the goose thinks? As green as grass we are 
prone to say, but did you know that grass 
grows not in hot ovens? 

Professors Archer Taylor and Bartlett Jere 
Whiting, not to be outdone, recently pub- 

lished A Dictionary of American Proverbs 
1820-1880 covering the years which witness- 
ed the flowering of regional literature and 
popular sketches and tales in dialect in the 
United States. We are provided with a new 
insight into the mind of this fascinating era 
when confronted with such gems of wisdom 
as old fish and young uns don't gi„ along in 
double harniss and the harder a man ivorks 
on a Coast-of -Maine farm, the worse he is 
off. Our ancestors certainly did not lack in 
wit with such ready expressions as a sneak- 
ing critter with a face like a jack-knife, she 
was as bald as a jug, and a small sprinkling 
of the feminine gender, jest enough to take 
the cuss off and no more. 

Most of us have at some time or other 
been attracted to books about Gothic ar- 
chitecture (the lavish illustrations are a sure 
trap for browsers) , but the accompanying 
text was often too skimpy to invite further 
perusal or too panegyric to suit our taste. 
Allan Temko's Notre-Dame of Paris is one 
of the most exciting epics about artistic 
creation that I have ever read. Solidly 
documented, replete with full-page photo- 
graphs, this book reveals a Notre-Dame that 
few people, even the hardy souls who climb 
its very towers, have ever experienced. Per- 
haps the reason that this book has yet to be 
checked out of the Library is that very often, 
when attracted to a story such as this one, 
browsers are metamorphosed into one-legged, 
stack-leaning, honest-to-goodness, all-after 
noon book-readers. 



Professor Woodruff's time was occupied 
with an extra course in Bible study for the 
seniors, so a tutor was engaged to help him 
out — C. L. Brownson, a recent Yale gradu- 
ate. The Orient was sure that he would 
find Bowdoin students a "gentlemanly and 
enthusiastic set of fellows disposed to do 
the square thing every time." 

The College joined thirteen other New 
England colleges in forming a commission 
on admission examinations. Bowdoin con- 
tinued to be almost alone among New Eng- 
land colleges in requiring entrance examina- 
tions from everybody — that is, everybody 
except graduates of three small preparatory 
schools which had a special status of close 
relationship with the College. 

According to the Orient, the name of 
the author of "Phi Chi," E. P. Mitchell 
'71, appeared for the first time in an issue 
of the Boston Evening Record of January 12, 
1889, giving hazing stories from various col- 

The history of the Peucinian and Athe- 
naean Societies was recounted in the Orient 
in the first two January issues by C. S. F. 
Lincoln '91 — now Bowdoin 's beloved "Dr. 
Lincoln." The Peucinian was senior in age 
and more distinguished in standing. The 
junior Athenaean had a somewhat checkered 

According to the Orient, George Seco (a 
well known Brunswick character) was re- 
moved from the running track by "Doc 
Whit" after Seco had covered six miles in 

one hour and fifteen minutes on a bet of 
$1.00 that he could walk twenty miles in 
five hours. 

In January Professor Robinson moved with 
his family to their new residence, which is 
now St. Charles rectory. The Bath Sentinel 
named it the "house of eight gables." 

A bill was introduced into the legislature 
to tax literary institutions, notwithstanding 
the implications of the state constitution to 
the contrary. Of course, it came to nothing 
— as is only too likely to be the case with 
reference to the opposite suggestion under 
consideration by the legislature of 1959 that 
exemption from taxation should be extended 
to fraternity houses. 

It stormed as usual on the day of college 
prayer. Thus the most of the college was 
deprived of the opportunity to have an en- 
joyable day of outdoor activities. 

The Reverend E. C. Guild, the cultured 
minister of the short-lived Unitarian Church, 
located where the Church of Christ now is 
on Federal Street, gave the opening lecture 
to the Medical School. He look as Ii is sub- 
ject "The Ethical Side of the Physician's 
Life." His remark that one can't "buy cheer 


and comfort at a drug store" caused a ripple 
of amusement from those in the audience 
who were acquainted with the reason for the 
existence of some of the Brunswick drug 
stores. Mr. Guild also gave several lectures 
during the winter on literary subjects which 
were well attended. 

One of the few other lectures of the win- 
ter season was by William Blaikie. Upper 
Massachusetts Hall was filled with listeners, 
first to his talk on "How to Get Strong" and 
then to "A Talk to Men Only." Mr. Blaikie 
was a distinguished New York lawyer who 
had written two popular works on physical 

Several of the few social gatherings that 
were held during the winter occurred on 
the same evening, February 28 — Glee Club 
concert in Portland, drama at the Franklin 
School in Topsham, and a minstrel company 
at the town hall, not to mention the weekly 
YMCA meeting. 

The new volume of the Orient beginning 
with the spring term was under the manag- 
ing editorship of George B. Chandler '90 — 
one of that small group of hardy Chapel 
spire climbers. Of the editorial board two 
members are still attending Bowdoin Com- 
mencements — Dr. Thomas Burr and Dr. 
Charles Lincoln, both of the Class of 1891. 


In debating Bowdoin beat Vermont on 
t lie question of granting subsidies to ships 
engaged in foreign trade. Stahl, Brewster, 
and Atwood were the Bowdoin team, Ac- 

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cording to the Orient, ■ debate with ^ iv 
leyan was Kheduled foi Friday, Match 19, 
but thai was the date ol the last issue ■>! 
the Orient toi the term, rhe new board ol 
editors did not mention the debate in their 
ium issue about ■ month later, it has been 
unfortunatel) characteristfc <>! the Orient 
thai though .1 readei in latei years ma) 
rel) m 1. in safer) on the accurac) of what 
ia reported) he finds man) gaps and omis- 

["he series of musical recitals continued, 
with Professor Hutchins, Miss Winchell, and 
Minx Stetson .in performers. rhe college 
teas were continued, three being given, two 
in conjunction with the dancing Assemblies 
given b) the junior c las- (<Hki.iil parties 
and weekend house parties were yel i<> de- 

["here were 120 students enrolled, 348 of 
uliom were in the undergraduate depart- 
ment, with ">7 instructors. There was, there- 
fore, approximate}) one teacher to ever) 
seven and one-half students. The most 
notable addition was a course in Italian 
given i>\ Professoi Brown in alternation with 
the course in Spanish. 

\n outdoor hockey rink functioned inter- 
mittent!) during the winter, and ii was onl) 
OCCasionall) neccssarv lor the freshmen to 
shovd 11 off. A hockey schedule of four 
games was arranged, and it was hoped that 
[his would he the beginning of regular 
hocke) at Bowdoin. Outdoor rinks made the 
sport uncertain and hazardous, hut the grow- 
ing popularity of the game was eventually 
to result in a hockey rink and standardized 
contests. Skating on the river was good for 
several weeks. Among those participating President Hyde, who did not lose any of 
his dignity even while skating. He set a 
skating precedenl which President Coles now 
delights to follow in the Arena. 

The issue of the Orient for January 22, 
1909, carried interesting reminiscences by the 
Reverend E. N. Packard '62. The nephew 
of the famous Professor A. S. Packard 1816 
and the son of Charles Packard 1817, he had 
a lifelong connection with Brunswick and 
the College. He vividly remembered the 
obsequies following the death of Professor 
Parker Cleaveland in October, 1858. 

I he system of sabbatical years was just 
getting underway. The energetic Professor 
William T. Foster was granted one for the 
coming year. 

At the YMCA meeting on January 14 
Harold Burton '09 gave an interesting ac- 
count of his experiences on a New York 
fresh-air farm. 

I wo of Bowdoin's most distinguished Civil 
War participants spoke at the New York 
alumni dinner — General O. O. Howard '50 
and General Thomas H. Hubbard '57. The 
third, General J. L. Chamberlain '52, was 
unable to be present. 

A successful college smoker was held on 
Februarv 8. No program was announced, 
but a concert was given by the college band, 
the mandolin club, and the glee club. A 
new song, "The College for Me," written 
by Professor Robinson, was sung. Crane '12 
gave a reading which was enthusiastically 
received, and the crowd insisted on three 

Bowdoin beat Tufts in the relay race at 
the BAA meet. 

The Class of '68 prize speaking was won 
by Stahl. His subject: "The Effect of Italy 


on the (.('1111.11111 temperament." rhe othei 
speakers were Brewster, Atwood, dishing, 
Buiion, and Goodspeed. Subsequentl) Stahl awarded the Henr) Wadsworth Long 
fellow fellowship For the nexl collegiate year, 

Sew. ml |. Marsh was elected squad leader 

of the freshman class. 

Commemorating exercises were held in 
Memorial Hall on the looih anniversar) <>i 
Lincoln's birth. Professor Allen Johnson 
presided and Professor Mitchell gave the 

address — composed, phrased, and delivered 
as only "Mitch" COUld. Professor Sills read 

an original poem and the glee dub sang "We 

Are Coining, lather Abraham." 

1 he annual tour of the musical clubs 
with concerts in Maine-. New Hampshire, 
and Massachusetts received Favorable news 
paper comment, particularly the work of 

the mandolin club and the readings by 
Stone, who "proved to be a find" and was 
called back lor encores five or six limes on 
each occasion. 

I he dramatic club had a schedule of 
eight Maine towns and cities lor its current 
plav, "A Regiment of Two." 

A conference of the Christian associations 
of the- colleges of Maine was held at Bow- 
doin March 12 to 14. The invitation was 
extended by President Hyde for the Col- 
lege and by L. F. Timberlake '09, president, 
and Roderick Scott, secretary, for the Chris- 
tian Association. 

On March 22 Professor Alio Bales '76 of 
the department of English at M.I.T. and in 
his own right a distinguished writer, spoke 
on "The Art of Thinking." 

The Orient for March 12, 190!), carried an 
architect's sketch and plans for the new gym- 
nasium which the undergraduates were eager 
to have. The campaign was started, and 
the new alumni gymnasium and athletic 
building were erected in 1912. The gym- 
nasium was paid for by alumni and students; 
the athletic building was presented by John 
Hvde of Bath in memory of T. W. Hyde 

This was one of the years when fencing 
was a successful sport at Bowdoin. 

The new volume of the Orient beginning 
with the spring term was under I lie editor- 
ship of W. E. Atwood TO as editor-in-chief, 
L. McFarland '11 as managing editor, and 
R. D. Morss TO as business manager. 

One of the fraternities moved its eating 
place temporarily to the Tontine Hotel. 
Over the years prior to the time when chap- 
ter houses succeeded private boarding houses 
as eating places, most of the fraternities had 
longtime arrangements with the same host- 
esses and usually at ihc same location. Of 
the five senior fraternities, for many years 
the Alpha Delts ate at Mrs. Kalcr's on Pleas- 
ant Street — if recollection is correct — the 
Psi U's at "Fan" Pennell's, next to their 
chapter house, the I beta Delts at Mrs. 
Rogers' on Page Street, the Zeles at the 
Getchell House on Bath Street, and the 
Dekes at Mrs. Hill's on Noble Street. 

For the second time in the history of the 
College a woman addressed the Sunday 
chapel service. Miss Frances Yeoman of Fisk 
University told about the work of that co- 
educational colored school. 


The third annual forum of modern re- 
ligious thought continued the successful pat- 

tern of the two previous conferences, begin- 
ning with an address by Bishop Booth of 
Vermont and continuing with conferences at 
the various fraternity houses and the- Union 
in which every fraternit) and non-fraternity 
group was represented. 

New chaperonage codes lor the fraternity 
houses wen- being drawn up. Dean Nixon 
spoke pungent lv in chapel on the respon- 
sibility of student council and fraternity 
presidents adequately to live- up to the 
confidence vested in them by the college 

\11siin II. MacCormick '15, recent alumni 
secretary, was made commissioner of correc- 
tion of New York by Mayor I.aGuardia. His 
nephew. Donald P. MacCormick '33, was 
named Maine finalist in the competition for 
four New England Rhodes scholarships, but 
the awards went to two seniors from Yale 
and one each from Dartmouth and Harvard. 

Clinton Osborne '36 was awarded All- 
American honors in the official intercollegiate 
swimming guide. During the winter Henry 
Franklin '36, who had transferred to Bow- 
doin after three years at Worcester Tech, 
established five new college records in his 
In si three weeks at Bowdoin and became 
the cornerstone of the Bowdoin TV's. The 
swimming squad drubbed Boston Universit) 
by the largest score in the history of the 
Bowdoin team. By way of anticlimax the 
JV's, with Franklin as a member (ineligible 
for the varsity under the one-year rule) , 
trounced the varsity 42-35 in an end-of-i he- 
season meet. The Orient recommended that 
swimming be made a major sport because 
of the distinguished record of some of the 
members of the teams during the season, but 
the paper characterized the varsity season as 
"disastrous" because the victory against B. U. 
was the only win against college opposition. 
Sixth place was taken in the New England 
Intercollegiates, but the individual prowess 
of Captain Bob Foster on the varsity team 
and Franklin of the JV's brightened the 
record. The JV's lost only one contest dur- 
ing the season. 

The annual bird lecture, by William L. 
Finley, naturalist, took as its subject "The 
Arctic Regions," illustrated with motion pic- 

Fearnside '34 and Tipping '35 won first 
prize and Parker '35 and Redmond '34 sec- 
ond in the annual Bradbury Prize debate. 
Both pairs took the affirmative against nega- 
tive speakers on the proposition of increasing 
the powers of the president of the United 
Stales. This was also the subject of the 
varsity debates during the winter. The team 
lost to Clark University, Pembroke College, 
Boston University, and Union College but 
won twice from New Hampshire and, in 
the final debate of the season, from Boston 

The hockey team was frustrated much of 
I he season by poor ice conditions. After 
several early defeats the team, by victories 
over Colby and Bates, held for a time the 
leadership in the State Series. An editorial 
in the Orient quoted approvingly Dean Nix- 
on's statement that hockey without a covered 
rink is impracticable at Bowdoin. 

The track team dominated the New Eng- 
land Athletic Union championship meet at 
Boston led by Captain Charles Allen (now 
the new College Treasurer) and Phil Good. 
I he team placed in all but two events and 


won two firsts, three seconds, and a third. 
Subsequently the Bowdoin team won the 
University Club Class B title at the Boston 
Garden for the third consecutive year al- 
though its star high juniper was out of the 
competition because of an injury and there 
was no broad jump contest, which Bowdoin 
men would have easily won. The college 
community was proud to learn that Charles 
F. Stan wood '32, former track team captain, 
captured first place in three events in leading 
Oxford to a 7 to 4 victory over Cambridge. 
Howie Niblock broke the intercollegiate shot 
put record at Madison Square Garden by 14 

A. P. Putnam was chosen president of the 
sophomore class, P. G. Good vice-president, 
and A. S. Mills secretary-treasurer. 

The juniors elected S. A. Sargent president, 
M. L. Hughes vice-president, J. S. Boyd sec- 
retary-treasurer, and Edward Baravalle popu- 
lar man. Public announcement was made 
of the annual election of popular man by the 
junior class as well as the results of fratern- 
ity elections, replacing the earlier and long- 
time policy of imposed secrecy. 

The seniors chose C. W. Allen for presi- 
dent, C. A. Ackerman for vice-president, and 
G. E. Gillett for secretary-treasurer. 

Stanley Casson, visiting professor on the 
Tallman Foundation, gave a series of lectures 
on recent archaeological findings. 

Worn down by the worries of the depres- 
sion years, President Sills was obliged to take 
a month's rest on a Mediterranean cruise 
during March. 

James E. Bassett '34 won the first Masque 
and Gown one-act play contest with "This 
Side Insanity." Thomas M. S. Spencer '37 
was second. The other two contenders were 
Paul Welsh '37 and Arthur M. Stratum '35. 

A special exhibit commemorating the dis- 
covery of the North Pole in 1909 by Robert 
E. Peary '77 was shown. 

Professor Rhys Carpenter of Bryn Mawr 
spoke at the Union on "The Origin of 
Ancient Alphabets." 

Gordon Gillett won the '68 prize speaking, 
discussing the contribution of Christianity 
to the social order. The other speakers 
were Alexander P. Clark, M. Chandler Red- 
man, W. Ward Fearnside, Clay Lewis, and 
Charles F. Kahili. 

C. F. R. 

1890 PERCY WILLIS BROOKS, founder of the 
investment banking firm of P. W. Brooks 
& Company in New York City, died on March 
6, 1959, at his home in San Marino, Calif. Born 
on December 2, 1867, in Augusta, he prepared at 
Cony High School and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin studied for a year at Yale Divinity 
School. He then entered the investment banking 
field in Boston, where he became a partner in 
N. W. Harris & Company in 1900. Six years 
later he founded P. W. Brooks & Company in 
New York. For many years he and his family 
lived in Norwalk, Conn., where he was a director 
of the Norwalk Hospital and president of the 
Norwalk Realty Company. A trustee of Principia 
College since 1943, he lived in Cannes, France, 
from 1922 until 1929 and began spending win- 
ters in California in 1932. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Marshall 
Brooks, whom he married in Girard, Ohio, on 
June 21, 1905; and a sister, Miss Marguerite 
Brooks of Augusta. His fraternity was Psi Up- 

1894 ROBERT LESTER SHEAFF, former super- 
intendent of the Maine State School for 
Boys in South Portland, died on March 20, 1959, 
in Wakefield, Mass., at the age of 96. Born on 
March 19, 1863, in Norridgewock, he attended 
Bangor Theological Seminary before entering Bow- 
doin. He served Congregational pastorates in 
Phippsburg, Falmouth, Union, N. H., Barton, Vt, 
Plainfield, Vt., Newcastle, and Norridgewock. In 
1916 he became superintendent of schools in 
Norridgewock and served in that capacity until 
1925, when he was named head of the State 
School for Boys. He retired to Waldoboro in 
1931 and four years later, in 1935, received a 
bachelor of divinity degree from Bangor Theolog- 
ical Seminary. 

A Mason, he is survived by two sons, Charles 
W. of Wakefield and Harold M. of Norwalk, 
Conn.; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Henry L. Tur- 
ner of Portland; twelve grandchildren, thirty-two 
great-grandchildren; and fifteen great-great-grand- 

1902 IRVING ELLIS MABRY, M.D., one of the 
founders of the Bridgton Hospital, the 
predecessor to the Northern Cumberland Memorial 
Hospital, died there on March 4, 1959. Born in 
East Hiram on April 28, 1878, he was the son 
of Dr. Irving Mabry of the Maine Medical School 
Class of 1880. He prepared at Thornton Academy 
and following his graduation from Bowdoin taught 
school for three years before entering the Maine 
Medical School, from which he received his M.D. 
degree in 1909. He interned in Salem, Mass., and 
New York City and set up practice in Bridgton 
in 1912. There he remained, with the excep- 


tion of service during World War I with the 
Army Medical Corps, until his death. He was 
honored by his friends and patients in July of 
1952, when he was presented a medal for good 
citizenship, a plaque for outstanding service to 
the community, a gold watch, and another plaque 
from the people of the towns of Denmark, Hiram, 
and Brownfield. A member of the American Le- 
gion and a Mason, he is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Hattie Rand Mabry; two daughters, Mrs. 
Ellen Morris and Mrs. Betty Foster; a son, Bur- 
ton; a grandson, and a granddaughter. His frater- 
nity was Theta Delta Chi. 

1902 RALPH BUSHNELL STONE, for thirty 
years registrar at Purdue University, 
where he also taught mathematics for forty years, 
died on February 27, 1959, in West Lafayette, 
Ind. Born on June 4, 1882, in Otter River, 
Mass., he prepared at Templeton (Mass.) High 
School and at the Stone School in Boston. Fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin summa cum 
laude, he studied for three years at Harvard, re- 
ceiving a master of arts degree in 1904, and con- 
tinued his graduate work at .the University of 
Turin in Italy and at the University of Munich 
in Germany until 1907. At that time he was ap- 
pointed instructor in mathematics and physics at 
Bowdoin, where he remained until 1911. After 
another year in graduate study at Harvard he 
joined the Purdue faculty in 1912 and remained 
there until his retirement in 1952. He served as 
registrar at Purdue from 1918 until 1947 and was 
also secretary of the faculty for many years. A 

Word has also been received of the death 
of the following Alumni. Appropriate notice 
will appear in the June Alumnus. 

William F. Allen '94 

James H. Home '97 

Ralph L. Wiggin '98 

Ernest Wentworth '99 

Herbert E. Farnsworth '03 

Arthur C. Shorey '04 

Winston B. Stephens '10 

Daniel Saunders '13 

Ernest P. Marshall '16 

Theodore S. Miller '25 

Charles H. Mergendahl jr. '41 

Edward E. Shapleigh M'90 

Ridgely F. Hanscom M'13 

Charles H. Mergendahl, Former Faculty 

member of the Mathematical Association of Amer- 
ica and the Indiana Academy of Science, he is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Webb Stone, 
whom he married in Brunswick on June 21, 1913, 
and a son, Franklin W. of Indianapolis, Ind. He 
was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Delta 

New England Telephone and Telegraph 
Company employee, died in Portland on February 
18, 1959. Born on July 27, 1881, in Castine, he 
prepared at Kents Hill Seminary and following his 
graduation worked for three years with the Guar- 
anty Trust Company in New York. In 1911 he 
joined the plant department of New England Tel 
and Tel and retired in 1944. He and Mrs. War- 
ren lived in Portland during the winter and spent 
summers in South Waterford. A 32nd degree 
Mason and a past master of Ancient Land Mark 
Lodge, AF & AM, he is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Alice Hamlin Warren, whom he married in 
South Waterford on November 26, 1914, and a 
cousin. His fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

1905 STANLEY WILLIAMS, a retired execu- 
tive of the International Banking Corpora- 
tion and the National City Bank of New York, 
died in Palo Alto, Calif., on March 20, 1959. 
Born on August 30, 1883, in Portland, he pre- 
pared at Portland High School and following his 
graduation in 1905 joined the International Bank- 
ing Corporation. He was successively in London, 
Manila, Cebu, Manila, Hongkong, Manila, San 
Francisco, Panama, Tientsin, Manila, and Madrid 
in the years up to 1931. With the National 
City Bank of New York he was then in London 
for four years and in New York until his re- 
tirement in 1939, when he moved to Palo Alto. 
He was 1905's Class Secretary and was acting 
chairman of the Philippine American Red Cross 
in 1927. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emalyn Holland 
Williams, whom he married in San Francisco on 
November 7, 1914; a son, Stanley jr. '37; and 
a daughter, Mrs. Louis A. Wright jr. of Palo 
Alto. His fraternity was Theta Delta Chi. 

founder and chairman of the board of 
Casco Bank and Trust Company in Portland, died 
suddenly on February 11, 1959, in Glendale, 
Calif., where he was visiting his daughter. Born 
on May 15, 1886, in Phillips, he prepared at the 
local high school and at Frycburg Academy and 
following his graduation in 1909 spent three 
years with the Y.M.C.A. in Buffalo, N. Y., and 
Chicago. He was then for several years in the 

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investment business in Boston before moving to 
Portland, where he was president ol Timberlake 
6 Compan) until shout ten years ago When 
the Caseo Bank and Trust Compan) was organised 
in 1933, lit- became it-- hist executive vice presi 
dent. H>- ".in named president in 1943 .unl was 
elected board chairman in L95S 

\ past president ol the Maine Bankers tsso 
ciation, he was p.i^t treasurer "i the Maine 
State Chamber <>f Commerce, .1 director ol the 
Portland YMCA, .1 S2nd degree Mason, and 1 
member ol 1 1»»- Portland Club and the Cumberland 
Club Hi- was also .i director ol Sanders En 
gineering Compan) .mil Forster Manufacturing 
Compan) in Farmington. During World War I 
be served as .1 ti 1 ■.< lieutenant in the Arm) Ord 
nance Department. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs lessic Chapman 
Timberlake, whom he married in Lovell <>n Feb 
ruaxy 2. 1911; three daughters, Mrs. Miles E. 
ol Glendale, Calif., Mrs Reynolds E. 
Moulton ol Cape Elisabeth, and Mrs. Morgan K. 
of Portland; s sister, Mrs. Bay E. Estes of 
Portland; and nine grandchildren. His fraternity 
was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 


was for many years associated wild S. D. 

Warren Paper Compan) in Cumberland Mills, died 

on February 1'."), 1959, in Falmouth Foreside. 
Born on December 27, 1888, in Portland, he pre- 
pared at Portland High School. He joined S. D. 
Warren immediately upon his graduation in 1911 
and served for sunn years as superintendent there 
before his retirement. He was elected first vice 
chairman of the Northeastern Division of the 
American Pulp and Paper Mill Superintendents 
Association in L932. On November 19, 1!H3, he 
\ married to Miss Helen Cromwell Sargent of 
Falmouth Foreside, and they had one daughter, 
Mrs. Anna Parkman Sellers. His fraternity was 
Alpha Delta Phi. 

County potato grower and long a champion 
of Maine minerals development, died suddenly on 
March 28, 1959, in Westbrook, where he was vis- 
iting his daughter. Born on January 13, 1896, 
in Presque Isle, he prepared at the local high 
school and following his graduation from Bovvdoin 
served for 18 months in the Army as a first ser- 
geant. He taught Latin and algebra at Presque 
fsle High School for a year and then became a 
field inspector in the potato industry for the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1920 he en- 
tered the potato industry as a grower. His farm 
had recently been turned over entirely to seed po- 
tato growing. He was primarily responsible for 
the discovery of lime in a sufficient amount for 
industrial realization in Aroostook County. To- 
gether with several other businessmen he developed 
a plant for the production of lime and crushed 
stone products. 

Mr. Glidden was a member of the Maine Devel- 
opment Commission for three years. He was large- 
ly responsible for the establishment of a sub-di- 
vision of geology in the Maine Department of 
Economic Development and served as chairman of 
its minerals committee. He was a member of the 
American Legion and was active in civil defense 
in Aroostook County during World War II. Sur- 
viving are his wife, Mrs. Una Scott Glidden, whom 
he married in Presque Isle on February 6, 1918; 
a son, Philip E. '51; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret 
G. Geraghty of Westbrook ; two brothers, Winfield 
of Presque Isle and Walter of Avoca, N. Y.; two 
half-brothers and two half-sisters; and four grand 
children. His fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

1918 JEAN PAUL HAMLIN, manager of the 
American Thread Mill in Milo for fifteen 
years, died at his home in Milo on February 12, 
1959. Born in that town on January 8, 1895, 
he prepared at the local high school and following 
his graduation in 1918 served for a year as a cor- 

poral in the \iin\. with service in Fiance, where 
he saw action at St Mihicl with the 301st l'.ii 

gineers Alter his discharge from the Arm) in 
1919 he joined tin- American Thread Company in 
Mdo and remained there the resl ol Ins hie ex 
cepl tor the penod from L926 to 1927, when he 
was «iih lb,- Alliance Insurance Company ol \i 

lanta. t i .1 . . in Miami, Fla. A Mason and a mem 

ber "i ili,- American Legion, In- is survived by 
his wite. Mis Marguerite Houser Hamlin, whom 
he married in New York City <>n Jul) 11, 1920; 
three suns. David M ol Wilmington, Del., Paul S. 
ol Milo, .md Arthur H. ol Newburgh, N. Y.; two 
brothers, Perc) and Oscai '18; two sisters, Mrs. 
Edna Treworg) ol Mdo and Mrs. Barbara Cum 
inings of Detroit, Mich.; and two grandchildren. 
His fraternit) was Psi Upsilon, 


served pastorates in many small Maine 
churches during the past forty years, died on 

February 12, 1959, in Springfield, Mass. Born on 
September 19, 1887, in Phillipsburg, St. Martin, 

Dutch West Indies, he attended Bangor Theological 
Seminary before entering Bowdoin. Following his 
graduation in 1919 he preached in Baptist, Con- 
gregational, and Methodist churches in West Ban 
gor, West Waldoboro, Dutch Neck, Litchfield, 
ILupswell, Dennysville, Seal Harbor, Bradford, and 
Hudson, specializing in rural churches. More re- 
cently he was engaged in social service work for a 
religious organization. 

1920 RALPH EMERSON EUSTIS died in Lake- 
land, Fla., on March 4, 1959. Born on 
June 25, 1898, in Strong, he prepared at the lo- 
cal high school and attended Bowdoin for a year 
and a half. He worked with the Goodyear Rubber 
Company in Ohio and later in Fitchburg, Mass., 
and Portland before becoming a rural mail car- 
rier in the Strong area, a position he held for 
thirty-four years, until his death. An honorary 
member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at the 
University of Maine, he was one of the five ori- 
ginal trustees of the Strong School District. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Marion Richardson 
Eustis, whom he married in Portland on January 
30, 1921; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Smith of 
Livermore Falls; a son, Richard E. of Orono; two 
grandchildren; and a brother, Lawrence of Strong. 

the Church of Our Saviour in Okeecho- 
bee, Fla., died on January 30, 1959. Born Allan 
William Constantine on July 11, 1891, in Durban, 
Natal, South Africa, he prepared at St. David's 
House in Greytown, Natal. He was licensed to 
preach in Durban as a local preacher in 1908 and 
continued to preach in Africa until 1913, when 
he entered Bangor Theological Seminary. Follow- 
ing pastorates at New Harbor and Richmond, he 
entered Bowdoin as a special student and received 
his degree in 1920. He then returned to South 
Africa, where he preached in Paarl and also stu- 
died at the University of Stellenbosch, receiving 
a master of science degree in 1923. He returned 
to the United States in 1925 and accepted a 
pastorate in Kennebunk. From 1930 to 1942 he 
was in Warsaw, N. Y., at first as a Congregational 
minister and later as a supervisor for Aetna 
Life Insurance Company. In 1945 he was ap- 
pointed vicar of St. George's Episcopal Church in 
Sanford and in recent years had served churches 
in Florida. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence 
Wells McKinley, whom he married in Boston on 
June 4, 1914; two sons, Allan '50 and Gordon; 
and two daughters, Muriel and Ruth. He was a 
membei of Sigma Nu fraternity. 

five Brunswick brothers to attend Bow- 
doin, died at his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., on 
February 2, 1959. Born in Brunswick on Feb- 
ruary 7, 1899, he prepared at Brunswick High 

School .\ml following his graduation from Bow 
doin in 1921 entered the investment business in 
New York City. He was a veteran of World War 
1. Surviving an- Ins wile, Mrs. Marion Jameson 
Stetson, whom he married in 1942; two sisters, 
Mrs. Evelyn S. Brown of Newport Beach, Calif., 
and Mrs. Lucy S. Mcrrificld of Waterville; and 

two brothers, Alvah B. '15 and Robert S. '18. 
His fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 

in Hoiilton on January 28, 1959, at lin- 
age of 58. Bom there on May lti, 1900, he pre- 
pared at the local high school and following his 
graduation from Bowdoin in 1922 returned to 
Hoiilton, where he continued to live for the rest 
of his life. He engaged in both agriculture and 
business. A member of the Houlton Grange, he 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alta Sherwood Yerxa; 
two sons, Joseph and Richard; a brother, George 
of Houlton; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Riley of 
Ncwington, Conn., and Mrs. Helen Kravigny of 
Mount Vernon, N. Y. His fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

ager of the Casco Music System in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., died in Waltham, Mass., on Feb- 
ruary 27, 1959. Born on January 27, 1903, in 
East Acton, Mass., he prepared at the Huntington 
School in Boston and attended Bowdoin for two 
years. He received a bachelor of science degree 
from Tufts in 1928, a master of education degree 
from Boston University in 1934, and a master 
of public relations degree from B.U. in 1950. 
A Navy veteran of World War II, he was sports 
editor of the Medford (Mass.) Mercury from 1928 
to 1937. For several years he was a director of 
physical education in Jewctt City, Conn., in Bos- 
ton, and in Hamilton, Mass. He later worked for 
Babson's Reports, Inc., and the Beverly (Mass.) 
Evening Times and also served as commercial 
manager for Radio Station WCRB in Waltham. 
A member of the American Legion, the Publicity 
Club of Boston, the Advertising Club of Boston, 
and the Broadcast Executives Club of Boston, he 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Lynch Bos- 
worth, and a sister, Miss Beatrice Bosworth of 
Brockton, Mass. His fraternity was Alpha Delta 

1954 JOHN CHARLES NEWMAN died as the 
result of an automobile accident on March 
2, 1959. Born on August 3, 1932, in Lynn, Mass., 
he prepared at Marblehead (Mass.) High School 
and at Bowdoin majored in economics and was a 
member of the swimming and track squads. He 
also took part in interfraternity athletics and was 
chairman of his fraternity scholarship committee. 
Following his graduation in 1954 he joined General 
Electric's employee relations training program and 
had recently been located in Cleveland with the 
vacuum cleaner department as an employee rela- 
tions specialist. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shir- 
ley Dudley Newman, whom he married on April 8, 
1956, in Schenectady, N. Y., and his parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Louis E. Newman of Schenectady. His 
fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 

Medical School 

1912 WILLIAM ROSEN, M. D., medical exam- 
iner for the Fourth Bristol County (Mass.) 
District since 1935, died suddenly in his office in 
New Bedford, Mass., on March 27, 1959. Born 
on January 20, 1889, in Bialystock, Russia, he 
prepared at New Bedford High School and follow- 
ing his graduation from the Maine Medical School 
in 1912 became a physician and surgeon in that 
city. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Sulli- 
van Rosen, whom he married on December 25, 
1949, in New Bedford; two brothers, Joseph of 
New Bedford and Samuel of New York City; and 
a sister. Mrs. Anna Schuster of New Bedford. 



News Of The Classes 

I860 The bust of Thomas B. Reed in the U. S. 
Capitol has been remounted on a new 
pedestal of granite from Stonington. 

A nine-room addition to the Thomas Brackett 
Reed Elementary School in Portland was dedicated 
on February 4. The original eight-room building 
was opened in January of 1926. 

1874 The Brunswick Branch of the American 
Association of University Women has voted 
$500 as a grant for graduate study under the 
national AAUW fellowship program. It has been 
named the Frances Robinson Johnson Grant, in 
honor of the late widow of Professor Henry John- 

1889 Dr. Richard Chase, who is over 90 years 
old, is the oldest member of the Board of 
Trustees of Fryeburg Academy, with the longest 
record of service. Fryeburg has recently erected 
Chase Hall, a dormitory which accommodates 24 

1894 Rupert Baxter has retired as President of 
the Bath Trust Company after nearly half 
a century in that office. 

1898 Percival Baxter has been named to the 
College of Electors of the Hall of Fame for 
Great Americans at New York University. One 
hundred and fifty-one distinguished citizens com- 
prise the group. 

Early this year at a "MacMillan Day" in Detroit, 
Mich., Admiral Donald MacMillan received a large 
gold key to the city. While in Detroit and Chicago 
Mac appeared on five television programs. 

In recent months Mac has made two trips to 
the Far North. One was to Thule as a consultant 
for the national government. The other was to 
Point Barrow, Alaska, the North Pole, over the 
top of Greenland, and to Labrador. He is busy 
working on his autobiography for Dodd, Mead, and 
Company. "Have 100,000 words and not born 
yet!" he says. 

1900 Secretary, Robert S. Edwards 
202 Reedsdale Road 
Milton 86, Mass. 

The Class Secretary has recently heard from John 
and Alice Bass, Bob Chapman, the Harry Cobbs, 
and Dr. Louis Spear, all of whom are happy and in 
good health. 

Clarence Robinson is very active in the First 
Congregational Church of Santa Cruz, Calif. Rob- 
bie is chairman of the Historical Committee and is 
writing the 100-year history of the church. He 
spends his full time on church projects and has 
been instrumental in raising $250,000 for addi- 
tional land and two large buildings. 

Cheney Rowell has written an interesting letter, 
reporting his activity in conditioning the grounds 
around his new home in Canton, Ohio. He hopes 
to have a good lawn and his usual flower gardens. 

The Charles Willards flew to San Francisco on 
March 3 and then went to Honolulu by steamer. 
They will visit Waikiki Beach, the Island of Oahu, 
the coastal villages, and Pearl Harbor, and fly home 
by way of Los Angeles. On the trip Charlie expects 
to size up the "potential value" of our 50th state. 

1901 The Women's Auxiliary of St. Paul's Epis- 
copal Church in Brunswick has voted to 

pay for a pew at Canterbury House at the Univer- 
sity of Maine and to have it inscribed in memory 
of Kenneth Sills. 

1902 Secretary, Hudson Sinkinson 
North Waterboro 

On March 1 Stroud Rodick retired after 56 years 

APRIL 19 5 9 

in the real estate and insurance business in Bar 

1903 Secretary, Clement F. Robinson 
P. O. Box 438 

Jim Finn's widow has given the College the flag 
which the government provided for his funeral. It 
is to be used on the Memorial Flag Pole. 

Dan Munro was married to Mrs. Helen Arundel 
Power on December 27 in San Antonio, Texas. 

1906 Secretary, Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 


Professor-Emeritus Henry Boody of Ripon Col- 
lege, who retired in 1946 after 31 years of service, 
is living at 207 Thorne Street, Ripon, Wis. 

Dump Childs has sold his business and is taking 
it easy. 

After working at the Norway National Bank 
since August of 1906, Class Secretary Fred Smith 
has resigned as Vice President and Trust Officer. 
He is looking forward to some years of leisure now. 

John Winchell continues as Safety Engineer at 
the U. S. Naval Air Station in Brunswick. He re- 
ports that "Mrs. Winchell suffered a severe shock 
in February of 1957 and is still a complete in- 
valid." The Winchells have moved from Freeport 
to 1 East Main Street, Yarmouth. 

1907 Secretary, John W. Leydon 
3120 West Penn Street 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Neal Allen, the only remaining original director 
of the First Radio Parish Church of America, is 
its new president. 

Mrs. Roscoe Hupper took the part of Lady 
Blanche in the production of Gilbert and Sullivan's 
"Princess Ida" by the Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd., in 
New York City early in April. The presentation 
was one of a series which the troupe has given 
since 1924 to raise more than $150,000 for charity. 

Bill Linnell has been elected President of the 
Portland Chamber of Commerce. On March 10 the 
Portland Evening Express carried an editorial 
tribute entitled "The Chamber Gets a Fine Presi- 
dent," and on the following day the Press Herald 
ran an editorial, "No Chamber of Commerce Is 
Better Than Its President." The latter read, in 
part, "Those who know him well will be less sur- 
prised, for his long life has been characterized, in 
private and in public, by a keen interest in good 
citizenship and a willingness to do more than his 
share. His quiet dignity, his sincerity and courteous 
tolerance of others, his devotion to civic duty which 
puts many a younger man to shame, have won for 
him the confidence of his region and his state." 
Bill's inaugural address was presented in full in the 
March 17 issue of the Evening Express. , 

1909 Secretary, Irving L. Rich 
11 Mellen Street 
Portland 4 

Plans for our Fiftieth are well under way. Al- 
ready about twenty have said they expect to be 
back on campus. 

Cub Simmons writes that he is not feeling too 
well but is hoping to be with us in June. 

1910 Secretary, E. Curtis Matthews 
Piscataqua Savings Bank 
Portsmouth, N. H. 

The Class will have its reunion headquarters at 
the Wiscasset Inn, and reservations may be made 
with, Sewall Webster, 67 State Street, Augusta. 

Because of illness, James Claverie has been 

obliged to give up his Boston office. His new 

address is 18 Ruskin Street, West Roxbury 32, 

1912 Secretary, William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 

Walter and Marie Greenleaf's Christmas letter 
from Vienna, Austria, brings us up to date on their 
travels. On September 4 they sailed for Europe on 
the Mauretania and spent eleven weeks traveling 
through Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, Luxem- 
bourg, France, and Austria. They were planning to 
travel thence to Italy, Cannes, and Majorca and to 
be home by April. In June they expect to begin a 
4 */£ -month trip by freighter around the world. 

Alumni Secretary Seward Marsh returned home 
from the Maine Medical Center on February 28 
following a five-week stay and an operation for 
gallstones. He is making a good recovery. His 
doctors have prescribed a period of rest and con- 
valescence, but Seward is anxious to be back in 
harness again. 

Arnett Mitchell, who will retire in June after 38 
years as Principal of Champion Junior High School 
in Columbus, Ohio, is to be honored at a testimonial 
dinner on May 21. 

Nifty Purington is co-developer of a machine 
that teaches radio electronics, according to a long 
article in the New York Times for March 22. Work- 
ing in the Hammond Research Corporation, he and 
John Hammond jr. have constructed a machine 
which is technically known as the electronic cir- 
cuiter and speakerscope. The device, Nifty says, 
"translates abstract electronic principles into con- 
crete visible and audible evidence so that the stu- 
dent can see how the theory works in practice." 

Nifty has recently sold his Freshwater Cove 
house in Gloucester, Mass., which he and his wife 
built in 1939-40, and has taken an apartment 
downtown in the new Stage Fort Apartments. His 
address is 31 Western Avenue, Apartment 2, 

1913 Secretary, Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 

Chet Abbott has not moved, but the post office 
has changed his address to 430 Blackstrap Road, 

In January Senator Paul Douglas was named to 
head the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. 
An article concerning Paul's views on the American 
economy and the current budget appeared in the 
U.S. News and World Report for February 6. 

State Representative Sumner Pike (R) of Lu 
bee has proposed legislation to finance Maine's 
share of the proposed $1,000,000 bridge to con- 
nect Lubec and Campobello Island in Canada. 

1914 Secretary, Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 

Preparations are going forward for our 45th Re- 
union. Classmates and wives will be entertained 
by Earle Thompson at his home in West Boothbay 
on Friday afternoon and evening, June 12. Campus 
headquarters are 19 Hyde Hall and Conference 
Room A in the Moulton Union. 

Warren and Marion Eddy spent a month in 
Florida this past winter. 

The Alfred Newcombes are planning to move to 
Florida this summer after having lived in Gales 
burg, III., for 38 years. Although Allied retired 
from the faculty of Kno\ College in 1956, he has 
been teaching there part time since then. 

Myles Standish has a new granddaughter, whose 


parents are Mr. and Mrs Myles Standlsh III ol 
Concord, Mass 

1916 Secretary, Dwight Sayward 
k; Ocean Vien Road 
Cape Elisabeth 

John Baxter .mil Daniel Fessenden ol I os An 
^rlfs have given Bowdoin the commission signed 
t>\ President Abraham Lincoln in 1864 which 
designated William Pitl Fessenden »t the Class ol 
i^L'.'i .is Secretary ol the Treasury. The com 
:-. u.iv displayed in ■ Lincoln exhibil .11 
Hubbard H.ill during February 

Hayward Parsons, partner in the Ian Rrm of 
Hinckley, Allen, Salisbury, and Parsons, has been 
elected ■ director of the Title Guarantee Company 
ol Rhode bland. 

I*.) | 7 Secretary, Noel C. Little 
i College Streel 

Col ami Mrs. Brick BartU-ti have bought a house 
mi Main Street in lastinc, hut their Wesl Point 
address remains uneliai 

Ted Fobes has been elected President of the 
Portland Rotary Club. 

George Greelej reports thai he "ill retire from 
teaching this June and "is going to take it easy." 

Deane Peacock uas married recently to Miss 
Jennie Nutter of Winthrop. He teaches at Farm- 
ington High School, and she teaches at Winthrop 
High School. 

Don Philbrick has been named Past President of 
the Cumberland Bar Association, which qualifies 
him for exofficio membership on the Association's 
general committee. 

19 IS Secretary, Lloyd 0. Coulter 
Plumer Road 
Epping, N. H. 

Roderick Pirnie has relinquished the manage- 
ment of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 
Company's agency in Providence, R. L, to devote 
his full time to selling life insurance and to serv- 
icing his personal clients. He will continue to hold 
the title of general agent. He had been manager 
of the Providence office since 1938. 

Leland Wyman, Professor of Biology at Boston 
University, has been appointed University Lecturer 
there for 1958-59. On February 1 7 he delivered 
a public lecture on "Navaho Indian Painting: Sym- 
bolism, Artistry, and Psychology" at the Boston 
University School of Public Relations and Com 
munications. Although primarily a biologist, Le- 
land has done extensive work in ethnology, ethno 
biology, and cultural anthropology among the Nav- 
aho Indians of New Mexico and Arizona. 

1919 Secretary, Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 


Our Reunion Committee reports that plans are 
going forward for our Fortieth in June. Campus 
headquarters will be South Appleton, and the Fri- 
day outing and dinner will be at the Eagle Hotel. 

Bill Angus, Director of Drama at Queen's Uni- 
versity, Kingston, Ont., since 1937, has been elect 
ed a life member of the International Institute of 
Arts and Letters. 

Class Secretary Don Higgins has been re-elected 
President of the Board of Managers and Trustees 
of the Bangor Public Library. The Donald S. Hig- 
sins Insurance Agency in Bangor is in its 64th year 
of business. Founded by Don's father in 1895, 
the firm now includes Don's sons, Leon II and 
Donald jr. 

1920 Secretary, Sanford B. Cousins 
200 East 66th Street 

New York 21, N. Y. 

General Bill Wyman has joined the staff of the 
Portland Copper and Tank Works of South Port- 

land in an advisorj capacity, as assistant to the 
president. The concern is engaged in lop secret 
defense work, 

[921 Secretary, Norman W. Haines 
Sa> iiiu-. Bank Building 
Reading, Mass 

Louis Osterman, formerly Submastei ol the 

William Ballon Rogers Junior lli^li School in 

Hyde Park, Mass., has been named Principal ol 

the William 11 Russell School in Dorchester. 

Harold Skelton has been elected to succeed his 
lather as President of the First National Bank of 
lew iston 

1922 Secretary, Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Vvenue 


Louis Bernstein has been elected President of 
the New England Higher Education Assistance 
Foundation. By tin- second week of February the 
Foundation had granted $165,000 in loans to 360 
students. Of that number 260 are attending Maine 

Clyde Congdon was honored in January by 
several insurance companies which he has repre- 
sented for 25 years. The Hartford Fire Insurance 
Company honored him at a luncheon at the Eagle 
Hotel in Brunswick on January 30. 

Hugh McCurdy has been elected a member of 
the N.C.A.A. Soccer Rules Committee, effective next 
September 1. 

Zeke Martin's son, John Kennard Martin, grad- 
uates from Central High School, Manchester, N. H., 
this June and will enter Bowdoin next September. 

The Bruce Whites are grandparents of Lucy 
Elise White, the first child of the Houghton Whites 
'58, born January 25. 

1924 Secretary, Clarence D. Rouillard 
124 Roxborough Drive 
Toronto 5, Ontario 

Our Friday Reunion dinner and outing are to 
be at Lookout Point. Headquarters will be North 
Moore Hall. 

After nearly 35 years in the newspaper end of 
the business as City Editor of the Portland Press 
Herald and Managing Editor of the Portland Eve- 
ning Express, Red Cousins has been promoted to 
administrative assistant to the management of the 
Guy Gannett Publishing Company. 

Raoul Gosselin reports that he is the grand- 
father of three — with more on the way. 

Samuel Graves' son, Eugene, is a sophomore at 
the University of Maine. 

In March Miss Louise Gulick, daughter of the 
Halsey Gulicks and a junior at the Waynflete 
School, participated in the Junior National ski 
championship in Yakima, Wash. This was the 
third year she had taken part in the nationals. 

Albert Kettell is serving as minister of the Lon- 
don Village (N.H.) Congregational Church as well 
as the Concord East Congregational Church. 

Myron Kimball reports that he has settled down 
to only one job, that of being General Manager of 
the Lovell United Telephone Company. His daugh 
ter, Amo Elizabeth Kimball, is teaching at the 
Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Mass. 
Last June she received her master's degree in edu- 
cation from Smith College. 

Harvey Lovell's daughter, Eleanor, is a junior 
at Purdue, where she was recently in the Home- 
coming Queen's court. 

Waldo Weymouth's older daughter, Patricia, pre- 
sented him with a grandson, Joel David Lajeun 
esse, last June 16. His younger daughter, Con- 
stance Hackney, lives in Birmingham, Ala., where 
the Weymouths visited her in January. Waldo 
and his wife still enjoy their home on Bailey Is- 

Luman Woodruff's son, Alan '58, who gradu 
ated in June, is a first-year student at Tufts Medi- 
cal School. 

1925 Secretary, William H. Gulliver jr. 
30 Federal Streel 

Boston, Mass. 

iIh- Stanley Bishops are grandparents of Brenda 

Ann Butler, born to their daughter and son in law, 
Janel and Paul Butler ol Hartford, Conn., on 
March 20. 

Ray Collet! lias been named to the Finance 

Committee ol Rotarj International. 

Ray has also been elected President of the 
Maine Publicity Bureau. 

Professor Edward Dow will head the University 
of Maine's new program to offer the Ph.D. in his- 
tory ami government, beginning nexl September, 

Charlie Hildreth received the Award of Merit for 
L959 of I he Hardware Merchants and Manufac 
hirers Association at a recent dinner in Phila 
delpliia. Charlie is President of Emery, Water 
house Company in Portland and of Rice and Miller 
in Bangor. 

Horace Hildreth, ninth President of Bucknell 
University (1949 L953), is serving as chairman 
of the initial gifts committee for Bucknell's Dual 
Development Fund. 

Barrett Nichols is serving as chairman of the 
major gifts division of the Greater Portland YMCA 
building fund campaign. 

The Bob Pearys were guests at a dinner of the 
Philadelphia Geographical Society in January that 
honored Commander William Anderson of the 
Nautilus and commemorated the 50th anniversary 
of the discovery of the North Pole by Bob's father, 
Admiral Robert Peary '77. 

Alger Pike has been appointed to the Maine 
Sardine Council, which supervises the use of pro- 
motion and research funds — -about $550,000 a 
year — obtained from a tax on sardine production. 

Weston Walch's daughter, Carolyn, has received 
a 1959 National Science Foundation fellowship 
award. She has been doing graduate work in 
zoology at Johns Hopkins University. 

A new textbook, Geometry Can Be Fun, has 
been published by Weston. It is designed to 
supplement classroom work in mathematics from 
the seventh through the twelfth grades. 

Sam Williams now has six grandchildren — three 
boys and three girls. 

1926 Secretary, Albert Abrahamson 
234 Maine Street 

Charles Bradeen reports the arrival of a third 
grandchild, Robert William Bradeen, on Dec. 24. 

Ralph Keirstead, science consultant for the Con- 
necticut State Department of Education, has been 
awarded a Shell Merit Fellowship for study at Cor- 
nell University this summer. He will receive train- 
ing in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and edu- 
cational techniques. 

1927 Secretary, George 0. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 

Charles Campbell has become Principal of the 
Rye (N. H.) Elementary School. 

Random House has published Hodding Carter's 
The Marquis de Lafayette, Bright Sword for Free- 
dom, a life of Lafayette, written for readers ten 
to fifteen years of age, concerned primarily with the 
Marquis' service in the cause of the American 

Charles Cole is busy as chairman of a committee 
to nominate a rector for St. Francis Episcopal 
Church in Stamford, Conn. 

Ken Cushman is a member of the Finance Com- 
mittee of the Maine Council of Churches. 

Lewis Fickett continues to be a member of the 
Republican State Committee as a representative 
from Cumberland County. 

Ed Fox, Treasurer of N. T. Fox Company, has 
been elected President of the Northeastern Retail 
Lumbermen's Association. 

Dr. and Mrs. Roderick Huntress are the grand- 
parents of Roderick Lowell Huntress III, who was 
born on January 28 to the Roderick Huntresses jr. 



Tom Murphy has been re-elected to the com- 
bined office of selectman-assessor-public welfare 
board member in Barnstable, Mass. 

Dick Rablin's daughter, Joan, was married re- 
cently to Robert Keppler, a graduate of Annapolis 
and Harvard Business School. 

Weston Sewall was married on December 30 to 
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Livingston, whose son, Bayard, 
is a freshman at Bowdoin. "Now I have a son 
at Bowdoin," he writes. "There are devious ways 
of doing things." Wes reports a visit from Al 
Dekker recently in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

1928 Secretary, William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 

Concord, Mass. 

Ben Butler has been elected President of the 
Farmington Public Library Association. 

Ben's son, Sturges, is engaged to Miss Margaret 
Eastman of Livermore Falls. 

Classmates and friends extend deep sympathy to 
Joe Darlington in the death of his wife, Helen Bod- 
en Peters Darlington, in June of 1958. 

Dick Davis has been appointed Co-Manager of 
the Portland office of Hayden, Stone, and Company. 

Ted Fuller is President of the Regents of the 
Long Island College Hospital, which celebrated its 
100th anniversary with a ball at the St. George 
Hotel in Brooklyn, N. Y., on March 7. 

The Don Taylors' daughter, Joanne, a senior at 
Simmons College, is engaged to Calvin Swift of 
Lynchburg, Va., a senior at M.I.T. 

Ray Worster, pastor of the Leyden Congrega- 
tional Church in Brookline, Mass., was the Sun- 
day Chapel speaker at the College on March 8. 

1929 Secretary, H. LeBrec Micoleau 
c/o General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 

New York, N. Y. 

Dick Brown represented Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Dr. John T. Fey as President of the 
University of Vermont on April 4. 

Jack Elliot is Second Vice President of the 
Travelers' Aid Society in Portland. 

Sam Ladd has been elected a director of the 
Youth Tennis Foundation of New England. He has 
also been appointed a member of the Junior Davis 
Cup Committee for New England. 

The New England Lawn Tennis Association has 
appointed Sam to represent Maine, New Hamp- 
shire, and Vermont in the junior development pro- 
gram and also to be a member of the committee 
to select the outstanding junior player in New 

1930 Secretary, H. Philip Chapman jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow 6, Mass. 

Elmer Drew writes, "After 30 years, back to the 
good old State of Maine — off the Cundy's Road, 
near the small cemetery." His address is RFD 
No. 2, Brunswick. 

Manning Hawthorne writes, "We shall be return- 
ing to the States from India in August and shall 
go on to a new post after home leave. I hope to 
get back to the campus as the new college year 

Ned Lord joined the Civic League Players 
(Framingham, Mass.) for their production of "Light 
Up the Sky" on February 27 and 28. 

Ray Olson is now Assistant Sales Manager of 
Industrial Proteins, Central Soya Company, Chem- 
urgy Division, Chicago, 111. 

Olin Pettingill was the speaker at the 40th birth- 
day celebration of the Stanton Bird Club in Auburn 
on February 2. "Growing Feathers" was the title 
of his illustrated lecture. 

Ed Spaulding has been elected President of the 
Middlesex County (N. J.) Chapter of the American 
Cancer Society. 

Malcolm Stanley has been elected a member of 
the Stockholders' Advisory Committee of the Fed- 
eral Reserve Bank of Boston. 

1931 Secretary, Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
515 Maulsby Drive 

Whittier, Calif. 

John Gould spoke at the meeting of the First 
Parish Church Men's Club in Brunswick on Jan- 
uary 22. He was also the speaker at the annual 
Lincoln Day Dinner in Ellsworth on February 12. 
And on February 19 he spoke on "Responsibility 
of the Press to Influence Public Opinion" at a 
meeting of the Women's Legislative Council of 
Maine in Augusta. 

Headmaster Bill Piper's Worcester (Mass.) Acad- 
emy is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. 
On February 11 announcement was made of a ten- 
year program to raise $982,000 for long-range 
needs, including a new dormitory, repairs, addi- 
tional endowment, and faculty retirement plan. 

Bill's son Steve '62 is News Editor of the Orient. 
His son Dick, a student at Worcester Academy, is 
one of five New England Boy Scouts chosen to 
attend the tenth World Scout Jamboree in the 
Philippines next July. 

Julian Smyth writes, "The small boarding school 
and summer camp which my wife and I run is 
prospering. We have recently acquired some land 
in Sint Maarten, in the Dutch West Indies, where 
we hope to build a small guest house for tourists 
in the near future. Sint Maarten is a bit off the 
beaten track and has unusual vacation possibili- 

Fletcher Wonson became a grandfather in No- 
vember when his daughter, Pam, gave birth to a 
daughter. Fletch has the distinction of being the 
only grandfather on his YMCA squash team. 

1932 Secretary, Harland E. Blanchard 

147 Spring Street 

Phil Dana has been elected Treasurer of Cum- 
mings Brothers, Portland wholesale grocers and food 

Ed Densmore, Registrar and Director of the 
Lower School at the Belmont Hill School in Bel- 
mont, Mass., sailed from New York City on Feb- 
ruary 19, accompanied by Mrs. Densmore and 
their son, Walter (14). Ed is on sabbatical leave 
and will carry on advanced study in French at 
the University Aix-Marsailles at Aix-en-Province, 
France. The Densmores will visit their daughter, 
Mrs. Ridgway Banks, in Paris before they return 
to the States. 

Mrs. Creighton Gatchell has been named President 
of the Travelers' Aid Society in Portland. 

Bob and Jean Grant returned to the States from 
Japan earlier in the year. They will be in this 
country for a year and will travel a good deal on 
speaking trips. Bob is Professor of English and 
American Literature at Doshisha University, in 
Kyoto City, Japan, serving under the American 
Board of Foreign Missions. During their stay in 
the States, Bob and Jean will use 4 Otis Avenue, 
Kittery, as home base. 

Harold Hopkins has become a director of the 
Taunton (Mass.) Boys' Club Association. 

Dick Lamport is Convener and Council Member 
for the newly-formed Bowdoin Club of Milwaukee. 
Marion Short of Lexington, Ky., is First Vice 
President of the Sportsman Pilots' Association, of 
which he will become President in July. Shorty's 
wife, Judy, is also a pilot. He holds an Airline 
Transport Pilot's rating, owns an Apache airplane, 
and, in addition to managing his own farm, is 
President of the Mid-States Helicopter Corporation. 
Art Sperry and Bob Sperry '33 (no relation) 
have both turned up at Sylvania in Waltham, Mass., 
after having lost track of one another for 25 years. 
Don Stockman's daughter Barbara, now Mrs. 
Donald Hodel, is living in Eugene, Ore., while her 
husband completes law study after graduating from 
Harvard. Don's grandson, Philip Stockman Hodel, 
is just over a year old. His son, Michael, is a 
freshman at William and Mary, and his daughter 
Deborah is in the ninth grade. His wife, Elizabeth, 
is head of programming for the local TV station. 
And Don is "just gyrating with the ups and downs 
of the poultry industry." 

Bob Studley's daughter is enjoying her fresh- 
man year at Vassar. 

John Taylor has been elected Treasurer of the 
Meredith (N. H.) Village Savings Bank. 

1933 Secretary, Richard E. Boyd 

16 East Elm Street 

Lorimer Eaton has been elected a director of 
the First National Bank of Belfast. 

Stewart Mead is Director of Safety for the 
New Jersey Auto Club in Newark. He is also 
educational consultant for the Foundation for Safe- 
ty and President of Educational Productions. The 
latter concern produces films and filmstrips on 
safety education. 

In March Eliot Smith became associated with 
the Gordon Henley General Agency as agent for 
the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company. 
He lives on Avery Heights Drive in Holden, Mass. 

Harriet Travis, wife of Willard Travis and moth- 
er of Pete Travis '60, has been elected to the 
school committee in Holden, Mass. 

King Frederik IX of Denmark has bestowed the 
Knight Cross of the Order of Dannebrog upon 
Norman von Rosenvinge in appreciation of his 
services as Royal Danish Consul in Boston. 

1934 Secretary, Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
601 Main Street 

Peoria, Illinois 

Plans for our Twenty-fifth call for headquarters 
at Pickard Field House and North Appleton and a 
Friday outing and dinner at Hermit Island, Small 
Point. The traditional reception for faculty, college 
officers, and friends will be given Thursday after- 
noon at Pickard Field House. 

Charles Burdell served as chief counsel for form- 
er Teamster's Union President Dave Beck in re- 
cent income tax evasion litigation in Tacoma, Wash. 

Ralph Calkin is still in Heidelberg, Germany, but 
is due to rotate to the States in September or Oc- 

Stephen Deane presented an illustrated lecture 
on "Israel Today and in History" at the evening 
meeting of the Village Churchwomen of the Welles- 
ley (Mass.) Congregational Church on March 10. 

Ernest Flood has been elected President of the 
Bangor Theological Seminary Alumni Association. 

Class Secretary Gordon Gillett, Rector of St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church in Peoria, 111., has been 
named an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church 
of St. John in Quincy, 111. 

Bob Kingsbury, Associate Professor of Physics 
at Trinity College, will take a sabbatical leave 
during the second semester of 1959-60. He is 
planning to work on two projects, the completion 
of a research problem in theoretical atomic physics 
and the writing of a set of class notes for one of 
Trinity's physics courses. 

Dick Nelson reports the arrival of a fifth child 
on February 27, which gives him three boys and 
two girls. Dick has been in Hartford, Conn., for 
almost two years as General Production Manager 
of the Heublein plants. 

George Peabody has been elected Illustrious Po- 
tentate of Anah Temple, Order of the Mystic Shrine, 
in Bangor. 

1935 Secretary, Paul E. Sullivan 
3432 Abalone Avenue 
San Pedro, Calif. 

John Baker is a manufacturers' representative 
with an office at 25 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York 

Ronald Marshall has been named Second Vice 
President and Superintendent of Life Underwriting 
of the Paul Revere Life Insurance Company. 

Lt. Col. Allan Mitchell will return to the States 
this summer after three years in Europe. 

Major Dick Nason has returned to this country 
and is assigned to the Headquarters of the 3rd Mis 
sile Battalion, 51st Artillery, Fort Tilden 95, N. Y. 

Nate Watson's daughter, Kathleen, was the win 
ner of first place in a recent area competition for 

APRIL J 9 5 9 


Reynolds '36 

scholarship awards sponsored bj Ihe Elks. She is 
.1 senior .it Morse High School in Bath (where her 
father teaches) and is president of the school's 
chapter of the National Honor Society. She plans 
to major in romance languages at Boston Univer 

1936 Secretary, Hubert S. Shaw 
Admissions Office 
Massachusetts Hall 

Dick Bechtel has been transferred from Pitts 
burgh to Philadelphia as Assistant Comptroller 
(Mechanization Systems and Development) for the 
Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. He will 
be responsible for the installation of the first large- 
scale computer used in the Bell system for tele- 
phone billing operations. Dick's address is Park 
Towne Place — VV1610, 2200 Benjamin Franklin 
Parkway, Philadelphia 30. 

Carl Connor has been elected President of the 
Bowdoin Club of New York. 

Cap Cowan has been elected to a ninth one-year 
term as Chairman of the Slum Clearance and De 
velopment Authority in Portland. 

George Hildreth, who is a buyer for the White 
House in San Francisco, has moved to 179 Tamal- 
pais Avenue, Mill Valley, Calif. 

Ray Pach has opened a new car agency near 
the American Embassy in Rome. ("We sell all 
new European cars to Embassy, F.A.O., and U. S. 
military personnel in Italy at special discounts — 
and we also deliver cars in the United States," he 
says.) Ray's office is located behind the Excelsior 
Hotel, at Via March, 23, Apt. 1. 

Spencer Reynolds has been named Service Man 
ager of Stanley Electric Tools, a division of the 
Stanley Works in New Britain, Conn. Spence has 
served as President of the New Britain Musical 
Club for the past three years. He is also active 
in the New Britain Symphony Society and the New 
Britain Community Concerts Association. The Rey- 
noldses and their two daughters live at 25 South 
Burritt Street in New Britain. 

1937 Secretary, William S. Burton 
1144 Union Commerce Building 
Cleveland 14, Ohio 

Charles Brewster has been elected a trustee of 
the Bangor Christian Science Church. 

Sheldon Christian has been elected President of 
the Pejepscot Historical Society of Brunswick. 

Jack Dalton has been appointed Assistant to the 
President of Centenary College for Women in 
Hackettstown, N. J., and will assume this new 
post on September 1. Since 1947 Jack has been 
Chairman of the Division of Social Science, a posi- 
tion he will continue to hold, and three years ago 
was appointed Director of Public Relations at Cen- 
tenary. He and Ellen have two daughters, Mary 
Ellen and Martha. 

BUI Klaber's daughter, Joyce, is a student at 

Pembroke College, Cl.i>s of L962, which may mean 
that lie won't make it for our Twcnt\ tilth. 

Bill Lackej is on special assignment in Wash 
ington ami Oregon tor the Universit) of Chicago, 

He hope-- to return to the campus this summer 
to see all the changes and his old friends, 
Ernie Lister reports that living in Naples, Italy, 

is .i Stimulating experience. During recent months 

lie has traveled to Turkey, Greece, Libya, Morocco, 

and Spain on business lie %\ .i-- slSO m Bel chics 

garden, Germany, t"i Christmas and Mime skiine,. 
Ernie's address is Box l (SPACOS), AFSOUTH, 

FPO, New York, N. V. 

Norm M.uThee is completing wink on a law 
decree at the l'niversit_\ ot North Dakota. 

.lack o'Donnell, President of the Bowdoin Club 
ot Central New York, is District Sales Manager foi 
P Bl ill. inline and Sons. "Shades of Vic's," he 


Dan Pettengill has been promoted to Actuary by 
the Aetna Life Insurance Company. 

Bob Porter is the father of Mary Finlcy Porter, 
horn on December 23. He has been promoted to 
a full professorship in the State University of New 
York system. 

Eaton Tarbell is the architect for the new Ban 
gor Osteopathic Hospital, which will cost $550,000. 

1938 Secretary, Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 

Ed Chase, President of Harold Cabot Company, 
Boston advertising agency, was made an honorary 
member of Beta Gamma Sigma, scholarship honor 
ary society, at the College of Business Administra- 
tion at Boston College on February 25. He was 
selected because of his leading contributions to the 
business community of Greater Boston. Only one 
honorary member is chosen each year. 

Carl de Suze reports, "Will examine Poland, 
Czechoslovakia, and Russia with cameras, tape re- 
corder, and persistently curious son (age 14) this 
summer. This will be his second trip with me." 

In February Bill Fish was married to Virginia 
Fuller Colt of New York City and Setauket, L. I., 
N. Y. They took a trip to Italy for their honey- 

Clark University Physics Professor Roy Gunter 
has been appointed scientific adviser to the Direc- 
tor of the Worcester (Mass.) Natural History 
Museum. The position is a new and honorary one. 

Vernon Haslam, an auditor with DuPont, has 
moved to 15 Archung Road, Packanack Lake, N. J. 

Since 1954 Ed O'Neill has been living in St. 
Louis, Mo., where his address is 13 Warren Ter- 
race. He is Vice President and General Sales 
Manager of Emerson Electric and Vice President 
and Director of Emerson-Western, Emerson-Prym, 
and Emerson-Imperial. He is also a member of 
the President's Council of St. Louis University and 

Mitchell '36 

Dalton '37 

a director of the White House Conference on Edu- 
cation. Ed's four sons, Bob, Bruce, Andrew, and 
Teddy, are headed for Bowdoin. 

Curt Symonds spoke on "Installation of a Stand- 
ard Cost System" at the meeting of the New Hav 
en (Conn.) Chapter of the National Association of 
Accountants on February 24. 

1939 Secretary, John H. Rich jr. 
19 Sachtleben Strasse 

Berlin, Germany 

Reunion Chairman Joe Pierce reports that we 
will have a well attended reunion in June. By 
early April, with only 60 precincts reporting, Joe 
had a count of 36 yeses, 10 who hope to be back, 
and 16 who doubt that they will make it. 

Joe and Dan Hanley are arranging for the re- 
union banquet on Friday. Tentative plans call for 
a boat trip from South Fieeport via the islands to 
the New Meadows Yacht Club, where we'll have 
a lobster and clam bake on the beach (if the 
weather's good) or inside the yacht club (if the 
weather's bad). 

Lou Brummer writes that he is planning to be 
on hand for our Twentieth. 

In January Bill Hart resigned as pastor of the 
First Congregational Church in Pittsfield, Mass., to 
become Associate Editor of The Christian Century 
in Chicago, 111. He lives at 5480 South Cornell 
Street in Chicago. 

Col. Ben Karsokas is planning to be back for 
our Twentieth. He reports that he enjoys travel- 
ing to New England colleges that offer Air Force 
ROTC training to their students. 

Class Secretary John Rich was back in the States 
for three weeks at the end of December and early 
in January. NBC set up a busy schedule for him, 
including talks in Portland, Milwaukee, and Chat- 
tanooga. Following his return to Berlin he report 
ed on January 30, "It's nice to be back here where 
it's quiet and peaceful." John will try to be back 
for our Twentieth this June, but he can't count 
on it. 

1940 Secretary, Neal W. Allen jr. 
Department of History 
Union College 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

Ernie Andrews has returned to the State Uni- 
versity of Iowa after a year's absence on a Colum- 
bia Broadcasting System Foundation award for post- 
doctoral study at Columbia University and obser- 
vation of CBS news and public affairs program- 
ming. This summer he will be with the United 
States Steel Corporation at 71 Broadway, New 
York City, to work in and observe the company's 
public relations program under one of the first 
awards of the Foundation for Public Relations Re- 
search and Education. 



Harry Baldwin has been promoted to Assistant 
Vice President by the Merchants National Bank 
of Boston. 

Harry Hultgren has been named a U. S. District 
Attorney for Connecticut. He was the subject of 
an article in the Hartford (Conn.) Times for Feb- 
ruary 17 entitled "Hultgren Finds Job Fun." 

Dr. Ross Wilson reports the birth of another po- 
tential third-generation Bowdoin son, Earle Farns- 
worth Wilson III, on October 16 in Redwood City, 
Calif. Last July Ross was elected Chief of Sur- 
gery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery 
at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. The hos- 
pital is expanding to 350 beds, which will make 
it the largest hospital between San Francisco and 
Los Angeles. Ross still has his office at 139 Arch 
Street in Redwood City. 

1941 Secretary, Henry A. Shorey 

Frank Davis is still busy managing the American 
Express office in Karachi, Pakistan, where his ad- 
dress is the American Express Company, Box 4847. 
He'd be very happy to see any Bowdoin men who 
are in his neighborhood. 

Nils Hagstrom has been appointed sales manager 
of Industrial Cafeterias, Inc., and the Industrial 
Luncheon Service of Quincy, Mass., firms special- 
izing in large-scale catering in factories. The 
Hagstroms and their three children spend summers 
at Cape Elizabeth. 

Stan James has finished a three-year apprentice 
course in architecture. Having passed the state 
examination for registration, he is now a registered 
architect in Virginia. 

Jack and Jean Koughan and their son, Kevin, 
were three of the four people who appeared in a 
one-page advertisement for Look magazine in the 
New York Times on February 5. (The photog- 
rapher, whose young son also appeared in the ad, 
is the Koughans' neighbor and thought they'd 
make a photogenic family group.) 

John Robbins is Purchasing Agent for the Dag- 
gett Chocolate Company of Cambridge, Mass. He 
is also Treasurer of the Unitarian Society of Well- 
esley Hills and a town meeting member of the 
Town of Wellesley. 

Lewis Upham has been named Assistant Vice 
President of the National Bank of Westchester in 
White Plains, N. Y. He is also President of the 
Roxbury Community Association and Secretary of 
the newly formed Roxbury Swimming Club. 

The December issue of Machanical Engineering 
carried an article about Bill Vannah and the group 
of 12 other engineers he led to Russia last August 
to inspect Russian automatic factories and research 
institutes engaged in the field of automatic control 
devices and development. Bill, who is Editor of 
Control Engineering, addressed the Norwegian In 
stitute of Technology on his return trip. The 
delegation has been reporting its findings to U. S. 
engineers at a series of professional meetings. 

1942 Secretary, John L. Baxter jr. 
19 Lancey Street 


Bob Bell has been elected President of the Bow- 
doin Club of Boston. 

Ed Coombs has been elected President of the 
Brunswick Golf Club. 

Dr. Bill Osher represented Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Ben Graf Henneke as President of 
the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma on April 16. 

In 1955 Dr. Niles Perkins, mill physician for the 
Oxford Paper Company's plant in Rumford, founded 
a cardiac clinic for the 3,000 employees in the 
Rumford plant. A description of the clinic, its 
history, and how it operates appeared in the Feb- 
ruary issue of the company's magazine, The Oxford 

Johnny Williams has been promoted to the new- 
ly-created post of Director of Marketing for the 
Ludlow Manufacturing and Sales Company's jute 
division. He has been with the firm since 1945 
as salesman, product engineer, and sales manager 
of the jute yarn and jute mesh department. He 

is at the company's main offices in Needham 
Heights, Mass. 

1943 Secretary, John F. Jaques 

312 Pine Street 
South Portland 

John and Frances Abbott announce the birth of 
their fourth child, Mary Dana Abbott, on Febru- 
ary 24. Mary's three brothers are Johnny (7%), 
David (5), and Bryan (2). 

Gerald Blakeley has been elected President of 
the Boys' Clubs of Boston. 

Dave Brandenburg, Professor of History at The 
American University in Washington, D. C, has 
been awarded a $2500 Faculty Research Grant by 
the Evening Star newspaper in Washington. He 
will use the grant to complete research and write 
a biography on the due de la Rochefoucauld-Lian- 
court, a reforming French aristocrat of the late 
18th and early 19th centuries. Dave and his 

Baldwin '40 

family sailed for France in February. He will 
complete his research in France and England. 

Dave's most recent publication was "A French 
Aristocrat Looks at American Farming," which 
appeared in Agricultural History for July, 1958. 
Last year he served as an observer for the Mary- 
land State Board of Education and visited a num- 
ber of Maryland schools as part of a case study of 
the adaptability of school systems. The Branden 
burgs and their four children, David (12), John 
(11), Guy (7), and Ann Rosemary (2), make 
their home in Clarksburg, Md. 

Charles Crosby is a member of the Board of 
Admissions at Boston University. The Crosbys 
have two children, Sally Ann (2) and Mary Eliza- 
beth (5 months). 

Curt Jones is with the American Consulate Gen- 
eral, Damascus, Syria, United Arab Republic. 

Steve Whitney has become Sales Manager for 
New Hampshire Profiles magazine, with offices in 
Portsmouth, N. H. 

1944 Secretary, Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Centuck P. O. 
Yonkers, N. Y. 

Allan Boyd has been with the Ryan Aero Com- 
pany of San Diego, Calif., for about 11 years and 
is now Supervisor in the Contract Estimating De- 

Bob Cleverdon is the father of a second daugh- 
ter and fourth child, Lisa, born on November 1. 

Dick Johnstone has been promoted by the New 
England Telephone and Telegraph Company to 
General Merchandising Superintendent in the Bos- 
ton office. He was formerly Sales and Service 
Manager at Springfield. 

Bert Mason reports that he joined Dave Law 
rence, Eb Ellis, John Ryan, and Holden Findlay at 
the meeting of the Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia 
on January 24, for a good 1944 turnout. 

Fred Rolfe is in his second year as a French 
teacher at Westbrook High School. He and Pa- 
tricia have three children, John (4), Brian (3), 
and Betsy (2). 

Dr. Bob Stuart's wife, Virginia, has been elect- 
ed to a three-year term as a member of the Bruns- 
wick School Board. 

Crawford Thayer has been named Advertising 
Manager of the James Manufacturing Company in 
Fort Atkinson, Wis. 

Fred Whittaker, President of Bangor Theological 
Seminary, was the Bowdoin Sunday Chapel speaker 
on March 1. 

1945 Secretary, Thomas R. Huloatt, M.D. 
32 Ledgewood Road, 

West Hartford, Conn. 

Ken and Marion Baker sent to friends an inter- 
esting Christmas letter telling of their life at the 
Fellowship Center in Haute Loire, France, where 
they have been for nearly three years. The twins, 
Christoph and Katja, are being raised in a real 
international fashion: they can sing songs in five 
languages, although they do not always know what 
they mean. And little Nicole began to walk last 
September. The Bakers' address is L'Accueil Fra- 
ternel, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, Haute Loire, 

Ed Briggs has been promoted to Associate Pro- 
fessor of English at Wheaton College, where he 
has been a member of the faculty since 1950. The 
promotion will take effect with the 1959-60 aca- 
demic year. 

Harry Eddy was recently named Superintendent 
in Charge of Production and Sales for Colonial 
Cleaners, Inc., in South Portland. 

Navy Commander Jorgen Fog has a new ad- 
dress: Box 552, NAS Navy No. 14, FPO, San 
Francisco, Calif. 

On the occasion of Pete Garland's election to 
a fourth consecutive term as Mayor of Saco, the 
Portland Evening Express and the Press Herald 
ran editorial tributes on January 13 and 14. The 
former said, in part, "regardless of recessions and 
other factors, voters will support men and admin- 
istrations of proven vigor, integrity, and enlight- 
ened outlook." 

Dick Lewis is still living in Chicago but makes 
occasional trips to California and New York in 
connection with his work for the Christian Com- 

Dr. Adin Merrow is a psychiatrist at the Man- 
hattan Aftercare Clinic in New York City, where 
his home address is Apartment 3-B, 17 West 
Eighty-second Street. 

In December Stet Mick was elected Treasurer 
of the Whiting Milk Company. With his family, 
he continues to make his home at 30 Taylor 
Street, Needham Heights, Mass. 

Herb Sawyer, member of the Portland School 
Committee, served as chairman of a panel discus- 
sion on the relationship between public schools 
and municipal government at the annual School 
Board Conference of the New England School De- 
velopment Conference in Boston on March 20. 

Lew True has opened an office for the general 
practice of law at 81 Elm Street, Georgetown, 
Mass. For five years he had been an assistant 
attorney general heading the Veterans' Division in 

1946 Secretary, Morris A. Dcnsmorc 
55 Pillsbury Street 

South Portland 7 

Bev Campbell, his wife, Janey, and their three 
children, David, Mary Ann, and Barbara Jean, 
moved to South America in November. Thej will 
be there for two years, and Bev will instruct in 
quality control at the Venezuelan Can Company. 
Their address is Envases Venezolanos S. A., Apart- 
ado 3981, Caracas, Venezuela. 

Charles Chason has been elected President of 
the Wilner Wood Products Company of Norway, 

The company manufactures wooden shoe heels and 
wood flour for the plastics and linoleum indus 

APRIL 19 59 


N u Curtis « .1- married to Miss Paulina Jane 
erman of Pittsburgh, Pa., on Februarj 7 
The) live in Allentown, Pa., and Ni>im is with the 
Pennsylvania Power .mil Light Company. 

Sam Kinsley, .1 chemisl with General Foods, now 
lives it '■' Lynne Drive, New City, N \ 

On April 10 Ken Niven spoke in Portland under 
tin- auspices of the Maine Branch »t the English 
Speaking Union. Hi- topic was "Expulsion from 
v ow." 

Clayton Reed has been called to the Byfield 
1 Congregational Church, effective Maj '■> 
He will receive Ins degree from Andover Newton 
on Mi\ -"• and expects to be ordained in June. 
He, In- wife, .mil their two children moved into 
the new parsonage in April. They have already 
met Mi and Mrs. Ted Fowler '24. who are active 
in the church. 

Cap! Bob Rudj 1- commanding .1 rifle companj 
with the only front line I S. infantry division in 
tho world (m Korea), He expects to be home for 

.niiieut in August, 

Jordan Wine is the father oi three children, who 

r.m;.' m ,ic«- from two to seven. He lives .u 430 
Mower Street, Worcester 2, Mass., and is engaged 
in the manufacture of Lulu--' pajamas. 

I'M 7 Secretary, Kenneth M. Schubert 
Castle Street 

N V. 

Gene Bernardin Ins hern elected to the Board 
ol Selectmen in Andover, Mass., for .1 three-year 

Jack Caldwell lias In on appointed Assistant Prin- 
cipal if Brunswick High School, where he has 
taught lustoii .md English for the past two years. 
He will assume his new duties in September. 

Bill Day has been promoted to Trust Officer by 
the First Portland National Bank. He has also 
been elected to the school hoard in Kennebunk. 

Duncan Deuar is Second Vice President of the 
Massachusetts Golf Association. 

Leo and Helen Dunn announce the birth of their 
first daughter, Maureen, on December 7. 

Lew Fickett is presently Economic Reports Of- 
ficer of the American Embassy in Bonn, Germany. 
He is also de facto Assistant Commercial Attache. 
Lew has been in Bonn since last September. His 
address is American Embassy, Box 890, APO 80, 
New York. N V. 

Willis Gray is on the staff of Melrose (Mass.) 
High School and lives at 908 Main Street, Melrose 

After three years as assistant coach, Bob Libby 
has been named basketball coach at South Portland 
High School. 

Gene and Dot McGlauflin announce the birth of 
their first child, Margaret Rolfe, on November 8. 
Gene continues with Ebasco Services of New York, 
on assignment in Pine Bluff, Ark. 

Bob Morrell, Treasurer of the Brunswick Coal 
and Lumber Company, has been appointed a mem 
ber of the Brunswick Town Finance Committee. 

John Robinson, Secretary of C. R. Robinson 
Company, paper distributors, has been named a 
director of the First Portland National Bank. 

Frank and Yvette Rochon are parents of a 
daughter, their third child, born January 21. 

Dick Zollo will be head of the English Depart- 
ment at Masconomet Regional High School in Law- 
rence, Mass., next year. For the past 12 years he 
has been a member of the faculty at Holten High 
School in Danvers, where he is head of the English 

1948 Secretary, C. Cabot Easton 
31 Belmont Street 

Willis Barnstone has been promoted to Assistant 
Professor of Romance Languages at Wesleyan Uni- 

Barney Baxter was a speaker at the Maine Pub- 
licity Bureau's annual meeting in Augusta on Jan- 
uary 19. 

Don Bloomberg is the father of Harriet Roslyn 

Bloomberg, born November ■">. Don 1- Administra 
live Assistant .it the Jewish Ihispit.ii ol Cincinnati, 

For the tilth consecutive year 'Inn Donovan 
has been cited bj Libert] Mutual Insurance Com 

pan) .1- on.- oi us top n in the United 

M.iti- Tim, who represents tin- Company in the 
Hartford, Conn., area, has again received the 
Libert] I eaders' Aw ard. 

l'i Simon Dorfman has been named Director of 
tin- Mental Hygiene Clinic in Toledo, Ohio. Si 
also in. nut. mis ,1 private practice with offices .it 
8100 West Central Avenue, Toledo (i, Ohio. He 
passed the examination ol the American Board of 
Psychology and Neurologj in Deci imb 1 1 

Ralph Keirstead is -till .it the Stanford Research 
Institute in California, He reports thai his fam 
ily has increased b) one son, Tommy, Ralph sees 
George Muller '44 frequently. 

Don Lyons, Archdeacon of the Protestanl Epis 
copal Diocese "i New Hampshire, is the fathei ol 
four children, two of them Bowdoin prospects. 
Thej live in Contoocook, N. H. 

Lloyd Goggin '49, Treasurer of Miami Un- 
iversity in Miami, Ohio, is shown here 
admiring his new 1959 Ohio license plates. 
They are in Miami's red and white, in recog- 
nition of the university's sesquicentennial 
this year. Lloyd is particularly happy to 
have plates with "1809 — MU" in honor of 
the occasion. 

John McGorrill has resigned his position with 
the American Oil Company and is now working for 
WMTW-FM, an affiliate of Mount Washington TV. 

Dr. George Miller, general surgeon on the staff 
of Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, has be- 
come a Diplomate of the American Board of Sur- 

George Mossman reports the birth of his first 
child, Christopher Curtis, on December 24. 

Dick Poulos, U. S. referee in bankruptcy, supplied 
the answers in an interview which appeared in the 
March 1 Portland Press Herald, entitled "Why So 
Many Bankruptcies? Read the Facts." 

Warren Reuman has been promoted to Assistant 
Treasurer of the Fairfield County (Conn.) Trust 

Rosie Robbins has been appointed Management 
Assistant of the New York Life Insurance Com- 
pany to participate in its six-month training course 
at the home office. With New York Life since 
L954, he served for four years as Assistant Man- 
ager of the Maine general agency in Portland. 

Bud Ward has joined the sales staff of Bisbee 
Motor Company, DeSoto Plymouth dealers in Bruns- 

1949 Secretary, Ira Pitcher 
RD 2 

Reunion Chairman Sonny Pitcher reports that 
our Friday outing will be held at the home of his 

Father in l.iw. Matthew Frangedakis, in North Harps- 
well. Smith Winthrop II. ill 1- campus headquarters. 

John Bassett, who is associated with .1 Boston 
radio station, 1- engaged to Miss Ann Pasquale 
of Milton, \l.iss. 

Pete Bradle] has been n. lined labor editor for 
the Pittsburgh Press after five years on the rewrite 


Dick .md Phoebe Burston have moved from 
Manhattan to Apartment 4 (J, Harbor House, ,'! 

Davenport Avenue, New llocliclle, N. Y. 

Bob Darden taken over the publication of 
Forecast for Home Economists, which has recently 

been purchased bj McCal] Corporation. 

Kmil Ilalinel been transferred to the home 
office ot the System Development Corporation in 
Santa Monica, Calif., to do work in program serv- 
ice for digital computers. 

Bill Ireland has been elected Secretary of the 
Maine Publicity Bureau, 

The Reverend Francis Kelly is President of the 
Rhode Island Association of Congregational Minis 
lets and President of the Westerly Pastors' AsSO 
• 1 . 1 1 1011. His address is 99 West Broad Street, 

Dick LeBlanc is working in the Paris office of 
the New York Herald-Tribune. His address is 12 
Rue des Beaux Arts, Paris 6e, France. 

The Bob Lists are the parents of Martin Alan 
List, their first child, born on February 28. 

Fred Moore is the new Alumni Council member 
from the Bowdoin Club of Boston. 

Chip Nevens is Assistant Headmaster of the 
Buckley Country Day School, Great Neck, Long 
Island, N. Y. 

George Paradis has resigned his public relations 
position with the United Community Services and 
the United Fund in Portland to become Sales Pro- 
motion Director of WCSH and WCSH TV in Port- 

Dr. Irving Paul is engaged to Miss Susan Rapa- 
port of Bangor. 

Phil Powers is engaged to Miss Susan Tilton 
Alexander of Bernardsville, N. J. 

1950 Secretary, Howard C. Reiche jr. 
20 Olive Road 
South Portland 7 

1st Lt. Gordon Beem is still in Cambridge, Eng 
land, with Iris and Mimi, but they hope to return 
to the States in late August. He sees Herb Gould 
'51 whenever he gets to London. His address is 
7510th USAF Hospital, APO 240, New York, N. Y. 

Herb Bennett is engaged to Miss Elaine Sheila 
Leve of Newton Centre, Mass. 

Art Bonzagni, a directory sales manager of the 
New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, is 
engaged to Miss Angela Rose Lopez of Melrose, 

Dick Brackett is the new Secretary of the Bow- 
doin Club of Boston. 

Dr. Joe Britton writes, "Kit and son Jody con- 
tinue to work along with me as I finish up second 
year of surgical residency at Chelsea Naval Hos- 

Jack Bump was honored by the Worcester 
(Mass.) Chapter of the National Association of 
Accountants on February 19 when he received the 
"Member of the Month Award," including a cash 

Pete Eastman is engaged to Mrs. Martha Chand- 
ler Bevis of Northampton, Mass. He is a member 
of the faculty at the Rivers Country Day School 
in Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

Dan Edgerton was married to Miss Elizabeth 
M. Pettengill of Falmouth on February 14. They 
live at 3 West Main Street in Yarmouth. 

Roy Foulke is the father of John Howard Foulke, 
born on February 7. 

Mert Henry writes, "Harriet and I are now 
settled permanently in Maine. Have bought a 
house at 59 Woodmont Street in Portland. I am 
associated with the Portland law firm of Sheriff 
and Baird. We have two boys — Donald (2) and 
Douglas (9 months) — who should be good Bow 
doin material in 1975 and 1976." 

Mert has been elected a member at-large of the 



Alumni Council, to fill out an unexpired term. 

Archie Howe has moved to 72 Conant Street, 
Beverly, Mass., and is now associated with Fred 
Moore '49, general agent in Boston for the Massa- 
chusetts Indemnity and Life Insurance Company. 

Steve Hustvedt continues to teach art and me- 
chanical drawing at the Kent School in Connecti- 
cut. The Hustvedts have two children, Peter 
Mandt (2%) and Virginia Porter, born last May. 

Dave Johnson has been elected Assistant Treas- 
urer of the Colonial Fund, a Boston-based mutual 
fund with assets of over $65,000,000. 

Captain Marshall Jones is stationed at Mather 
Air Force Base in California. He and Marietta 
have two children, Merrill Lee (2%) and Aaron 
Marshall III, born December 19. 

Vic Kazanjian, an attorney with the Boston law 
firm of Johnson, Clapp, Ives, and King, has moved 
to 31 Stanford Road, Wellesley, Mass. 

Gordon Miller is assistant chief resident engineer 
atop Mount Washington for Aeronautical Icing Re- 
search Laboratories. His address is Jackson, N. H. 

Joe Pignolet, teaching in a lycee in his home 
town, Lyon, France, is the father of two daughters. 
In the summer of 1954 Joe was knocked flat by an 
attack of polio, but he has gradually recovered most 
of the use of his legs. His address is 3me du 
Music Guimet, Lyon, Rhone, France. 

Tom Shannon is with the firm of Steadman, 
Collier, and Shannon, attorneys at law, at 1700 K 
Street, N. W., Washington 6, D. C. 

Bob Swann, his wife, and their three children 
will soon move from Connecticut to their former 
home town, Westwood, Mass., where -Bob will be 
assistant principal of the junior high school. 

Bill White has been transferred to the Kendall 
Company's plant in Akron, Ohio, as Administra- 
tive Manager. His new address is 1934 Twenty- 
sixth Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 

Bill and Betty Wineland announce the birth of 
James Earl Wineland on January 3. 

1951 Secretary, Lt. Jules F. Siroy 
Magnolia Drive 
Newport News, Va. 

Mark Anton, vice president in charge of sales 
for the Suburban Propane Gas Corporation of Whip- 
pany, N. J., has been elected a director of the cor- 

Phil Bird is President of the Waterville Bar As- 
sociation this year. He is also President of Whit- 
aker House Cooperative, where his job is one of 
increasing the sales organization. "Does anyone 
know a manufacturer's agent who is interested in 
selling the best line of handmade infants' outer- 
wear ever made?" he asks. 

Bill Clifford served as Special Gifts Chairman 
for the Lewiston-Auburn Red Cross campaign in 

Dr. Andrew Crummy recently married Miss Elsa 
Esser, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. 
Andy is now a resident in radiology at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin in the University Hospitals. 

Dudley Dowell has moved to Minneapolis, Minn., 
where he is Manager for the Mutual of New York 
Life Insurance Company. 

Bob and Julie Eaton announce the birth of a 
son, George Franklin Eaton II, on January 9. 

Ed French was married to Miss Carol Lee Harrel- 
son of Denver, Colo., on January 15. Their ad- 
dress is 2101 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Norm Hubley is still trying civil and criminal 
cases for the federal government as Assistant Dis- 
trict Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. 
Norm and Ann live at 180 Somerset Avenue, Win- 
throp 52, with their three children — two girls 
and one boy. 

Harry McCracken is Vice President of the Bea- 
con Mortgage Company and lives at 270 Farm 
Lane, Westwood, Mass. 

Stuart Marsh was married to Miss Anne Rosys 
of Newington, Conn., on January 7. Following a 
honeymoon in the Bahamas, they are living at 268 
Washington Street, Hartford, Conn. 

Dave Packard is with the Dodd Insurance Agen- 
cy in Contoocook, N. H., and lives on Beech Hill 
Road, Hopkinton, RFD 1, Concord, N. H. 

Bill Patterson is a salesman for the Industrial 
Supply Company in Pittsburgh, Pa., and lives at 
125 Seminary Avenue in nearby Greensburg. Bill 
and Judy have a daughter, Josie (2). They are 
building a house in the country and hope to move 
in soon. Recently in Boston and Philadelphia, they 
saw Dave Crowell '49, Sandy Sistare '50, Jim 
Kelley, and Al Baker. 

The Ted Rands are Directors of The Hemlocks 
Camp for Boys in New Hampton, N. H. During 
the school year Ted is a member of the faculty 
at the Dexter School in Brookline, Mass. 

Dr. John Shinner recently finished his residency 
and is now practicing pathology with two other 
doctors in St. Petersburg, Fla., where his address 
is c/o Mound Park Hospital. 

Ken Simpson, a nuclear engineer with Lockheed 
Aircraft, has moved to 878 Juniper Street, N. E., 
Atlanta 9, Ga. 

Class Secretary Jules Siroy has moved to a new 
home at Magnolia Drive, Newport News, Va., with 
his wife, Marlene, and two daughters, Linda Lou 
(3) and Michelle (1). Jules is stationed at 
Langley Air Force Base in Hampton. 

Paul Spillane is engaged to Miss Elizabeth Ma- 
honey of St. Paul, Minn. 

Dorfman '53 

1952 Secretary, William G. Boggs 
422 East Fairview Avenue 
Ambler, Pa. 

Hebron Adams reports that he is still working 
by day and toiling slowly by night toward an 

Hal Beisaw was married to Miss Dorothy Louise 
Nottage of West Farmington on February 21. He 
is associated with his father in the Beisaw Gar- 
age in North Jay. 

Don Carman has been living in California for 
the past year and a half and is working for IBM 
as a special representative to the sales force 
in the field of transportation. He travels ex- 
tensively in 13 western states, plus Texas. Don's 
home is at 701 El Rancho Drive, La Habra, Calif. 

Ed Clary is engaged to Miss M irie Jeanne Fes- 
neau of Marchenoir, Loir-et-Cher, France. 

Charlie Ericson started working for M and C 
Nuclear (Attleboro, Mass.) in November. He does 
a good deal of traveling in the eastern part of 
the country. 

Dick Ham is teaching at the high school in 
Reading, Mass., not in Lawrence, as was reported 
in the October Alumnus. 

On February 22 Bill Hazen and Miss Judith 
Ettl of Princeton, N. J., were married. Mort 
Lund '50 was best man. 

Fred Hochberger is now married and is working 
for the Clover Leaf Paint and Varnish Corpora 
tion. His address is 39 Beechcroft Street, Brighton 
35, Mass. 

Dr. Ed Keene is engaged to Miss Janice 
May Stevenson of Lincoln, R. I. 

Captain Ted Russell, who entered the Army last 
July, is a medical officer with the 101st Airborne 
Division's 326th Medical Company. 

Dr. Ted Sanford is now associated with the 
Hospital for Women of Maryland in Baltimore. 

Pete Sulides of Rockland was Chairman of the 
Knox County March of Dimes campaign in Jan- 

Dave Woodruff, who received the M.B.A. de- 
gree from Boston University last June, is with 
the Marine Trust Company of Western New York. 
He and his wife live at 64 Delsen Court, Buffalo 

1953 Secretary, Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M. D. 
U.S.A. Medical Service Group 
APO 331 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Joe Aldred, who is in law partnership with his 
father, Joseph Aldred '24, has become a member 
of the Brunswick Rotary Club. 

The Class Secretary has completed a six-week 
stay at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and is now as- 
signed to the U. S. Army Hospital on Okinawa. 
He expects to remain in the Far East until July, 
1960, and would be happy to see any Bowdoin 
men who are in the area. 

Jim Connellan, who is associated with the 
Employers' Group Insurance Company in Portland, 
is engaged to Miss Joan Elizabeth Carberry of 

Farnham Damon is a field executive with the 
Boy Scouts of America and lives at 107 Veazie 
Street, North Adams, Mass. He has been named 
Director of Camp Eagle on October Mountain for 
this coming summer. 

Charles Davis reports the birth of his first child, 
Linda Anne, last August. 

John Davis, who completed his Army duty last 
October, is now at the Naval Ordnance Labora- 
tory and is working for a Ph.D. in physics. His 
address is 4201 Rhode Island Avenue, College 
Park, Md. 

Abraham (Mel) Dorfman is founder and leader 
of "Mel Dorfman, his clarinet, and all-star Jazz 
Band" which has been at Boston's Jazz Village 
for more than a year. Mel reports "No cover — 
no minimum — and the visits of many Bowdoin 

Frank Farrington has moved to 3126 Lakeland 
Avenue, Madison, Wis., where he is Home Office 
Regional Field Supervisor for the Union Mutual 
Life Insurance Company. 

Bob Gray recently opened his own business, 
G. and G. Associates, which handles real estate, 
general insurance, and mutual funds brokerage. 
His business address is 16 Collinwood Road, Maple- 
wood, N. J. 

Dr. Lee Guite is in the Army for two years. 
He then hopes to go back to some surgical 
training program. 

Dr. Jim Hebert, currently a lieutenant with the 
Navy Medical Corps, is stationed aboard the USS 
Vermilion as ship's doctor. He and Janice have 
a daughter, Lisa Jean-Lee, now almost a year old. 

Morido Inagaki has moved from Tokyo, Japan, 
to 30 rue Maunoir, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Paul Kenyon is serving his final few months in 
the Army as a dental captain. He is stationed in 
Ileilbronn, Germany. 

Dr. Jim McCuIlum is at the 329th Dispensary, 
Stewart Air Force Base, Newburgh, N. Y. He 
and Ann have a daughter, Cathy (2%), and 
twin boys, Peter and David, born last July. Jim 
will be discharged this September and plans to 
set up practice in the Portland area. 

Ed Murray is engaged to Miss Susan Denier of 
Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. 

Joe Robinson is the father of three children, 
Kathleen (3%), Cynthia ( 2 V> ) , and Tom (14 
months). He and his family have moved to 

East Hartland, Conn., where their address is RFD 
No. 1, North Granby. 

In 1953 Dr. Ogden Small married Miss Donna 
Joyce Jacobson. He was graduated from Pi'iin 

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sylvania Stat.- Collage of Optometrj in 196S and 
then served tor two years .iv Optometry Officei at 
the Kurt Lm Arm> Hospital m Virginia, Ht la 
now practicing optometrj In Caribou, wharf the 
Smalls h\r with their two children, Cheryl torn 
I . Ki'\ u\ t ti months ' 
■ik VaJenta is engaged ti> Miss Shirle> tnn 
Morrison of Yonkera, N. V. 

t>n Februarj I] Dick Wragg was married to 

Miss Marj Ion Spiana of Portland. They live .11 

M Longfellow I>n\<\ Cape Elisabeth. Dick is 

.1 vt.ito .ii;*- ti t for the Queen Insurance Companj 


1954 Secretary, Horace A. Hildreth jr. 

Hutchinson, Pierce, ktwood, and Allen 
4t"i.") Congress Street 
Portland :! 

Co-Chairmen Al Hetherington .mil Hoddj Hildreth 
continue to make arrangements for our Fifth 
Reunion, The Gass will hold its Friday outing 
and dinner at tho Simon Gurnet Restaurant. 

John Allen is engaged to Miss Nina Mildred 
Bell of Pleasantville, N V . and Nantucket, Mass. 

Henry Banks, who works for Republic Steel 
and lives at 4044 Rider Road. Cleveland 9, Ohio, 
is married and the father of two hoys, Greg (2V&) 
and Chris (17 months). 

Man Black graduated from Harvard Business 
School in 1968 and is in the industrial mill sup- 
ply business with the Waltham (Mass.) Supply 

Dave Coleman has joined the Rowlson Real 
Estate Company, B64 Farmington Avenue, Hart 
ford. Conn. He and Joan live at 42 Brace Road, 
Newington 11. 

In November Bruce Cooper left the Southern 
New England Telephone Company and joined Mara- 
thon, a division of the American Can Company, 
in Menasha, Wis. On December 27 he was mar- 
ried to Miss Virginia Kendall of Southampton, 
L. I., N. V. The Coopers' address is 330 Ninth 
Street, Menasha. 

Al Farrington reports that classmate John Mal- 
colm joined him on March 1 in working for the 
Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. Al is 
looking forward to seeing many old friends at 
Commencement in June. 

Frank Gorham, son of Francis Gorham '24, is 
engaged to Miss Marcia Lynn Ruus of Havertown, 
Pa. He is in the graduating class at Boston Col 
lege Law School. 

Rod Huntress is the father of Roderick Lowell 
Huntress III, born on January 28. 

For the past year and a half Marvin Kaitz 
has been on the staff at U.C.L.A., doing medical 
research for the atomic energy project there. 
His address is 1229% Twenty-second Street, San- 
ta Monica, Calif. 

Ralph Kearney was married to Miss Rosemary 
Ann Stack of Waterbury, Conn., on February 7. He 
is Director of Recreation and Social Activities at 
Northampton (Mass.) Veterans' Hospital. 

Gordon Larcom is interning at St. Alban's Na- 
val Hospital and lives at 1804 Shipley Avenue, 
Valley Stream, N. Y. The Larcoms have one 
daughter, 14 months old. 

Bill Markell is Assistant to the President of the 
Jenkins Spirits Corporation, producer of nine Jen- 
kins' "Reddy Made" highballs and mixed drinks. 
The Markells live at 70-5 Middlesex Road, Wal 
tham 54, Mass. 

Ken Miller is Personnel Manager of ITEK Cor- 
poration in Waltham, Mass. On March 2 he visited 
the College to interview senior job applicants. 

Dave and Joyce Nakane are parents of a daugh- 
ter born November 1. Dave works for Japan Air 
Lines in Tokyo. 

Dave Payor has moved from Waterville to 
914 Polk Street, Sandusky, Ohio, where he is 
Quality Control Manager for the Scott Paper 

Bob Pillsbury graduated from Harvard Law 
School in 1957 and after a year in the Army 
received a direct commission as a first lieutenant 
in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. After ten 
months in Korea he returned to the States to 

attend the SAGE school at t hi- Universitj ol Vir 
ginia, where he will complete his course in June. 

Charles Ranlett is engaged to Miss Mary Albert 
Biown ot South Portland. 

Or Herrick Ridlon is finishing Ins year as in 
terne at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital. He plans to 
spend another year there in general surgerj and 
then co hack to New York for a residency in ur 
olog] . 

Dexter Risedorph of Cilovcrsv die, N. Y., a Lie 

ulty member of the Mayfield Central School, has 
been awarded s fellowship for an cigh! week sci 
once institute to be held .it Union College from 
June 22 through August l l. 

Leo Sauvc is with H. I'. Hood and Sons, Charles 
town, Mass., as a food technologist and chemist. 

His work includes quality control of Hood's many 
products, as well as CO ordinating chemical aetiv 
itj .mil special project work. On February 3 the 
s.iuves became parents of a daughter. 

Boh Sawyer, who is an engineer, has moved to 
1 4 24 South Washington Street, Bloomington, Ind. 

Pete Smith was married to Miss Marge E. Rein 
ert of Shawano, Wis., on December 27. Tim 
Greene was his cousin's host man, and Bob Cush 
man was an usher. The Smiths live in Troy, N.Y., 
where Pete is associated with American Garages, 

Ed Spicer is teaching Spanish at the Avon Old 
Farms School in Avon, Conn. 

Gordon Stearns is completing his first year as 
Associate Minister of the First Congregational 
Church, Chappaqua, N. Y. 

Ronald Straight is engaged to Miss Marylyn 
Ernest of Buffalo, N. Y. 

1955 Secretary, Lloyd 0. Bishop 
International House 
500 Riverside Drive 
New York, N. Y. 

Lt. (jg) Chip Bartlett was transferred last Aug- 
ust to the Navy's newest destroyer, the Edson, 
which was then under construction at the Bath 
Iron Works. The Edson was commissioned on 
November 7 in Boston and in early February was 
at Lima, Peru, the last port of call on its shake- 
down cruise. Chip's address is USS Edson (DD 
946), c/o FPO, San Francisco, Calif. 

Boh Burr is engaged to Miss Nancy Jean Whitte- 
more of Canton, Mass. 

Lt. Frank Cameron was married on February 7 
to Miss Sigrid Schneider of Wuppertal, Germany. 
He is half-way through a four-year tour of duty 
with the Army in Germany. 

Lt. (jg) Dave Coe is serving aboard the USS 
Franklin D. Roosevelt, an attack carrier attached 
to Attack Squadron 15. He has been in the Medi- 
terranean since early February and expects to re- 
turn to the States (and civilian life) in September. 
Dave's address is VA-14, c/o FPO, New York, N.Y. 

Phil Day will complete his studies at law school 
in May. After he takes his bar exam, he thinks 
that he'll be with the Judge Advocate's Corps of 
the Air Force for three years. 

Ray Dennehy was married on February 7 to 
Miss Mary Patricia Morris of Lowell, Mass. Bob 
Bergman was an usher. The Dennehys live at 
223 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass., where Ray is a 
trainee with the Tidewater Oil Company. 

Pete Forman, with the C.I.T. Corporation for 21 
months, is now living at 74 Van Schoick Avenue, 
Albany, N. Y., after having been promoted to field 

Wally and Debbie Harper are enjoying their home 
at 314 Fort Hill Road, Scarsdale, N. Y., which they 
bought in 1957. They are turning into real farm 
ers, if not botanists. 

Ted Howe expects to graduate from the School 
of Applied Social Sciences at Western Reserve Uni 
versity in Cleveland, Ohio, in June. He will re- 
ceive a master's degree in social administration, 
with a specialty in social group work. Ted plans 
to stay in Cleveland a while to take advantage of 
the learning possibilities in social welfare work 
there. His address is 3327 East 142, Cleveland 

1st Lt. Wilhur Philhrook is assigned to the 1st 

Howttzei Battalion. 7th Artillery, 1st Infantry 

Division, Fori Riley, Kan, He is now on tern 
porary dutj al the Army Electronic Proving 

Ground at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and hopes to re- 
turn to Kansas in e.irh Julj to rejoin Ann and 

the children. 

I.on South, •! was in New York City recently 

on a project with the Intercontinental Hotels Coi 

poration to increase travel to the Dominican lie 
public and to llie sixteen hotels operated by the 

concern in Latin America. 

Alan St. uk has spent the past two years as 
Engineering Officer aboard the destroyer escort 
USS Coolbaugh (DE 217). Alan, Jan, and two- 
yeai old Brad live at 39X9 Elkcam Boulevard in 
SI Petersburg, Fla., hut they plan to return to 
New England next fall. 

Harvey Stephens is attending the University of 
Chicago Law School. 

On March 14 Earl Si rout was married to Miss 
Beverly Ruth Kidder of Amherst, Mass. They 
live at 26% Prescott Street, Sanford, where Earl 
is Assistant Manager of the W. T. Grant store. 

Paul Testa is the father of two girls, Joyce (2) 
and l.inda(l). Paul is still in the Marine Corps, 
instructing manual flight students at I'ensaeola, 
Fla. He hopes to he discharged this spring and 
head for New England to find a job and settle 

1st Lt. Wally Tomlinson has been assigned to 
Company A, First Battle Group, 15th Infantry, 
AI'O 189, New York, N. Y. 

Phil Weiner was co chairman of the Red Cross 
campaign in Lewiston-Auburn during March. 

Bob Windsor is a traffic engineer with the Bell 
Telephone Company of Pennsylvania. The Wind- 
sors recently purchased a 140-year-old town house 
and are fixing it up. Their address is 327 South 
Smedley Street, Philadelphia 3. 

Ken Winter completed his military service last 
June and is working on a master's degree in his- 
tory at Columbia. 

1956 Secretary, Paul G. 
3 Harris Circle 
Arlington, Mass. 


Phil Boggs was discharged from the Army in 
September, was married in October, and began to 
work for Stoner-Mudge, a division of American 
Marietta, in December. His address is 614 Olym- 
pia Road, Pittsburgh 11, Pa. 

John Brewer returned from Korea in September 
and rejoined Pennsalt Chemical in Philadelphia, 
where he is employed as a special projects engin- 
eer. He hopes to return for Commencement in 

Dave Gardner was married on December 27 to 
Miss Gladys Nancy Valentine of Sea Cliff, N. Y. 
Henry Haskell was an usher. 

Gareth Gelinas was married to Miss Irene Mae 
Willette of Indian Orchard, Mass., on January 3. 
Willis Durst was an usher. They live at 9224 
Fiske Road, Richmond, Va., where Gareth is assis- 
tant district manager for the John Hancock Mutual 
Life Insurance Company. 

Ron Golz was married to Miss Geraldine Torpey 
of Philadelphia, Pa., on November 22. He was 
expecting to be discharged from the Army in 
March to return to work with the telephone com- 
pany in the Philadelphia area. 

On February 21 Bob Keay and Miss Jean Eliza- 
beth Howell of Quincy, Mass., were married. Ray 
Fairman and John Manning '57 were ushers. 

John Kreider completed his Army duty in Jan- 
uary and is back in Boston, working for Socony 
Mobil Oil Company. He reports that John jr. 
has a sister, Susan Elizabeth, born November 11. 
The Kreiders live at 25 Phillips Street, Watertown, 

Steve McCabe has been appointed production 
foreman of the Norton Company's Norbide and 
Hot Rod department in Westboro, Mass. 

Bill Mather is a medical records clerk at Wil- 
liam Beaumont Army Hospital, El Paso, Texas. 

Clark Neill is sharing an eight-room house with 
four other officers, halfway between Waikiki and 
Honolulu, Hawaii. His address is U. S. Naval 



Degaussing Station, Navy Number 128, c/o FPO, 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Mort Price, a student at Yale Law School, is 
preparing to take the bar examination in July. 
In August he will probably begin six months of 
active duty with the Army. His address is 2534 
Yale Station, New Haven, Conn. 

Dick Rodman is engaged to Miss Rhea Nathan- 
son of New York City. He is a second-year stu- 
dent at Harvard Law School. 

Herb Shimmin is an engineering programmer and 
lives at 97 Cedar Park, Melrose 76, Mass. 

For the past 15 months, 1st Lt. Dave Tamminen 
has been a company commander at the Armor 
Training Center, Fort Knox, Ky. Jo has been 
teaching for two years while Dave has been as- 
signed to the training center. In April they left 
for Germany, to be there probably until 1962. 

1957 Secretary, John C. Finn 
8 Nelke Place 

Don Bennett is working for the Norton Com- 
pany in Worcester, Mass., in the sales engineering 
department of the abrasive division. The Ben- 
netts have a son, Don III. 

Charles Chapman has moved into the radio and 
television department of the Maxon advertising 
agency and has "written a number of beer com- 
mercials." Charlie reports seeing Jay Howard at 
the University of Michigan recently. 

Chester Cooke, who completed six months of 
Army duty in November, is in his family's farm 
equipment business and is living at home. His 
address is 173 East Main Street, Wallingford, Conn. 

Dick Downes is on a three-and-a-half-year train- 
ing program with the Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany of New York in Cleveland, Ohio. He lives 
at 16359 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland. 

Rod Dyer has been named manager of a new 
life insurance department recently opened in Port- 
land by Bradish-Young. He and Judith live at 26 
Longfellow Drive in Cape Elizabeth. 

John Herrick is with the 7th Division in Korea, 
where his address is Hq. and Hq. Company, 2nd 
Battle Group, 34th Infantry, APO 7, San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 

John Humphrey has completed the thesis for 
his master's degree at the University of Dela- 
ware and has gone to work for the Hercules 
Powder Company as a chemist in its research cen- 
ter in Wilmington, Del. 

Lt. Dick Lyman is completing his Army service 
at Fort Eustis, Va., and expects to enter graduate 
school in the fall. 

Joe McDaniel is in his second year at Yale 
Medical School. He says that psychiatry and gen- 
eral practice interest him more than any other 
specialty. Joe's address is 1 South Street, New 
Haven, Conn. 

Paul McGoldrick is nearing completion of a 
two-year course at Harvard Graduate School of 
Business Administration. 

John Manning was married to Miss Elaine 
Hughes Hamilton of Louisville, Ky., on March 7. 
They live at 1 President Terrace, Boston, Mass. 
John is a sales representative for the Fibre Glass 
Division of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. 

Jim Millar is completing an eight-week train- 
ing program with Goodyear in Springfield, Mass. 
He is engaged to Miss Mary Lou Gardner of 
Thompsonville, Conn., and they are planning to be 
married on August 8. 

Art Perry, beginning his second (and final) 
year with the Army, is stationed at Fort Hood, 
Texas. He reports seeing the Clem Wilsons and 
George Massey '56 from time to time. 

2nd Lt. John Ranlett has been designated an 
outstanding student for his superior performance 
in the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at the 
U. S. Army Artillery and Missile School, Fort Sill, 
Okla. His class standing was 1 out of 83, and 
his average was 95%. 

Bob Thompson was married to Miss Carol Pe- 
terson of Worcester, Mass., on February 7. Doug 
Stuart was an usher. The Thompsons live at 

25201 Lake Shore Boulevard, Euclid, Ohio, and 
Bob is with the Scott Paper Company in Cleve- 

Dave Webster was graduated last November from 
the Artillery and Missile School at Fort Sill, Okla., 
and is an executive officer at Fort Chaffee, Ark. 
He expects to become a civilian again on May 9. 

Bob Wishart is completing his final year with 
the Army at Manchester, N. H., where his address 
is 1741 Elm Street. 

1958 Secretary, John D. Wheaton 
4042 Hillen Road 
Baltimore, Md. 

Jim Birkett, who is doing graduate work in 
chemistry at Yale University, was accorded honor- 
able mention in the 1959 competition for National 
Science Foundation fellowship awards. 

Dick Blackstone, who transferred from Bowdoin 
after his freshman year, received the bachelor of 
education degree from San Jose State College on 
January 30. He served as a student teacher at 
Antioch (Calif.) Junior High School during the 
fall semester. 

Krutt '58 

Mike Carpenter is engaged to Miss Gayle San- 
dra Dunklee of Hamden, Conn. 

2nd Lt. Irwin Cohen has completed the officer 
leadership course at Fort Benning, Ga. 

Pvt. Jim Croft is in Company M, Fourth Train- 
ing Regiment, Fort Dix, N. J. 

On January 31 Ron Desjardin was married to 
Miss Fern Marie Tardif of Lewiston. John Finn 
'57 was best man, and Ron Woods '59 was an 
usher. The Desjardins live at 68 Pleasant Street 
in Auburn, and Ron is associated with television 
station WMTW. 

Jim Fawcett is engaged to Miss Nancy French 
of Whitefield, N. H. 

Ensign Bob Foster was seriously injured re- 
cently in a plane crash near Naples, Italy. He 
will appreciate hearing from friends and class- 
mates. He expects to be at the Ninth Hospital 
Center, APO 180, New York, N. Y., until about 
the middle of June, after which he may be ad- 
dressed at his home, 251 Mill Street, Newtonville, 

2nd Lt. Ted Gibbons reports for six months of 
active duty at Fort Benning, Ga., on May 3. 

Henry Hotchkiss completed six months of ac- 
tive duty with the Army, as a second lieutenant 
at Fort Holabird, Md., in February. His address is 
West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Mass. 

Lt. Dick Krutt left the States in January for 
an assignment with the Army Security Agency in 
the Pacific theater for a year. 

2nd Lt. John Lasker recently completed the 17- 
week field artillery basic officer course at the Ar- 
tillery and Missile School, Fort Sill, Okla. 

Dave Manyan is a first-year student at the 
University of Vermont's College of Medicine. His 
address is 137 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington. 

Don Marshall has moved to 1508 Timberlake 
Drive, Kalamazoo, Mich. During the winter he did 
graduate work in agrostology at the University of 

Dick Miehelson is working on a master of arts 
degree in mathematics at the University of Wash- 
ington. The Michelsons live at 1820 Sixteenth, 
Seattle 22. 

Walter Moulton is in the Army, stationed at 
Fort Sill, Okla. He is engaged to Miss Elizabeth 
Gussen Gelders of Wilton, Conn. 

"Baseball Coach Picks Ice Stars, Wins $100" 
was the title of an article about Pete Relic which 
appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on March 
22. Pete, who teaches and coaches at the Haw- 
ken School, won first prize in competition against 
more than 2,000 entrants in the newspaper's an- 
nual All Star Hockey Contest. 

Dave Rowse reported for active duty with the 
Army at Fort Dix, N. J., in January. He had 
been associated with his father at the New Eng- 
land Apple Products plant in Littleton, Mass., since 
last June. 

2nd Lt. John St. John recently completed the 
ten-week officer basic course at the Transportation 
School, Fort Eustis, Va. 

Paul Sibley received his Navy commission last 
October and is assigned to a radar picket ship sta- 
tioned at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His address is 
USS Joyce, DER 317, c/o FPO, San Francisco, 

Harmon Smith is a television trainee with sta- 
tion WNTA TV in New York City. 

Gordon Weil reports, "I am having a stimulat- 
ing and enjoyable year at the College of Europe, 
where there are 40 students from 12 countries. I 
am also doing a lot of traveling this year and 
have seen 5 or 6 Bowdoin men in Europe. Hope 
to attend Columbia University this fall." Gordon's 
address is College of Europe, Sint-Jacobstraat, 41, 
Bruges, Belgium. 

In early March John Wheaton was looking for- 
ward to the two Bowdoin baseball games in the 
Baltimore area. May 4 is the date he reports for 
duty at Fort Benning, Ga. 

Hody and Mary White are parents of a daugh- 
ter, Lucy Elise White, born January 25 at Fort 
Benning, Ga., where Hody is on duty with the 

Frank Whittelsey is attending Columbia Busi- 
ness School, along with Bill McCarthy, Dick Hill- 
man, and Al Robinson. Frank is rooming with 
Roger Whittlesey (who is on a six months' leave 
of absence and in the Army) and Don Perkins, 
who is studying acting and dramatics under Joshua 
Shelley. Their address is 109 East 73rd Street, 
New York 21, N. Y. 

Alan Woodruff entered Tufts Medical School 
last September. 

1959 Secretary, Brendan J. Teeling 
21 Moore Hall 
Bowdoin College 

Bruce Conant is engaged to Miss Nancy Louise 
Verrill of Mechanic Falls. 

Bob McMurray is in basic training at Fort Dix, 
N. J. 

Dick Powers is engaged to Miss Frances Evelyn 
Costa of Dorchester, Mass. 

John Ward is the first recipient of Delta Sigma's 
new Eaton Leith Cup, which will be awarded each 
year to the member of the fraternity "who by his 
scholarship, character, and humanity best exempli 
fies those principles which Eaton Leith has sought 
to instill in Delta Sigma and those principles upon 
which Bowdoin College is established." 

Gene Waters was one of six college counselors 
who accompanied 60 newspaper carriers on a trip 
to Italy in late March and early April. The 
group flew both ways and visited historic spots in 
Rome, Naples, Florence, and Sorrento. 

APRIL 19 5 9 


19t>0 Secretary, Richard H. Dowries 
Coleman Hall 
Bowdoin College 

loel Abromson i* engaged to Miss 1 inda Joan 
Elowitcb ol Portland 

Mexl fall loin Grout will entei M 1 l under the 
Bowdoin M 1 r in,. Degree plan. 

Entile Jurgens has immigrated to Canada from 

ins native Holland. He lives at Apartment 4, 1441 

!. Montreal 25, P. Q . and is office 

manager for an export imporl firm. He looks for 

ward to his next visit to the campus, especially .is 

his last lino, last fall, at Alum in Day, Was SO en 


Bill Rile) is engaged to Miss Patricia Ann Castle 
ol Pawtucket, R. I. 

I'm Dan Smart recent I) graduated from the 
Army's 82nd Airborne Division Jump School al 
Fori B N C. 

||I(>I Philippe Daverede lias moved to H> Rue 
C Deguy, Montgeron (S. el 0.), France. 

1962 Sid Woollacott was married to Miss June 
Helen Daulton ol Fitchburg, Mass., on 
mber 27. Ro\ Weymouth was besl man. 


Master Sergeant Marshall Bailey has joined the 
ROTC staff at Bowdoin following a three-year as 
signment a< instructor at the 7th Army Non- 
Commissioned Officers Academy. A native of 
Cambridge, Mass., he is a graduate of the Hun 
tington School and an alumnus of Acadia and 
Boston Universities. 

On April 14 Professor Philip Beam delivered 
a talk entitled "The Relation of Photography to 
Modern Art." He spoke under the auspices of the 
Bowdoin Camera Club to an audience gathered at 
the Walker Art Building. 

Mrs. Jeana Bearce, wife of Assistant Professor 
of History George Bearce, is the new art super- 
visor of the Bath public schools. 

Professor Robert Beckwith is actio? chairman 
of the Department of Music this spring during 
the sabbatical leave of Professor Frederic Tillotson. 

Professor Beckwith will serve as choral judge at 
the Western Maine Musical Association Festival on 
May 9. 

Professor Edwin Benjamin '37 was a reader of 
English Composition Examinations for the College 
Entrance Examination Board at Princeton, N. J., 
the week of March 16. 

Librarian Kenneth Boyer has been elected t<> 
a three year term on the school board in Bow 

Professor Herbert Brown was the guest speaker 
at the Commander's Dinner at the Officers' Club 
of SAGE, L'SAF installation in Topsham, on March 
18. He spoke on "Cracker-barrel Philosophers and 
the American Character." 

At the organizational meeting in Orono in De- 
cember Professor Brown was elected a director 
of the Northeast Folklore Society. 

The March issue of Down East magazine con- 
tained a sizeable extract from Professor Brown's 
opening chapel talk, "A Magnificent Ana- 

Reginald Call is Lecturer in English for the 
spring semester. A native of Antrim, N. H., he 
has bachelor's and master's degrees from Colum- 
bia University, where he has also completed much 
of the work for a Ph.D. 

Miss Ann Coles, daughter of President and 
Mrs. James Coles, received the D.A.R. Citizenship 
Award for Brunswick High School in February. 

Professor Jean Darbelnet is acting chairman of 
the Department of Romance Languages during the 
sabbatical leave of Professor Eaton I.eith. 

Professor Paul Darling has been elected Vice 
Chairman of Brunswick's Town Finance Commit 

Coach Robert Donham was the speaker at the 

annual dinner for members >>t the boys' and girls' 
basketball squads and the cheerleaders of North 
Yarmouth Academj on March 12. 

Professor LeRo) Greason has been named Vice 
President ol the Brunswick Area United Fund. 

Professoi Greason «.^ a member ol the State 
Evaluating Committee that visited Lewiston High 
School from March 23 to 25, 

Professor Emeritus Alfred Gross H'52 has been 
honored bj the establishment ol the Allied 0. 
Gross Fund, administered l>\ Bowdoin but not 
necessarily limited to Bowdoin students, for use 
For such student projects as special research al 
Kent fsland, travel to a given region or given lib 
rarj foi particulai work, purchase ol special ap 

paratUS, and publication of results. Income ma) 
also be used in the support ol hbi'ai \ material in 

ornithology. Additions ma) be made to the prin 
i ipal ol the fund, or gitts may be made for direct 

Support of individual projects. 

Professoi Paul Hazelton '42 spoke on "The Hu 
inanities and Science" at the Cum Laude Society's 
initiation ceremonies at the Loomis School, Wind 
sor, Conn., on February lit. Mr. Hazelton was 
an English master at Loomis before returning to 
Bowdoin in L948. 

Professor Cecil Holmes has been appointed to 

the Executive Committee of the looth Anniver 

Sar) Challenge Campaign of Bates College, of which 
he is a graduate. 

Thomas Kcndiick, son of Dean and Mrs. Na 
thaniel Kendrick, has completed his service with 
the Air Force and has entered the School of 
Journalism at the University of Indiana. 

The Eaton Leith Cup has been given to Delta 
Sigma Fraternity by an anonymous donor to be 
awarded to the member of the fraternity "who by 
his scholarship, character, and humanity best ex 
emplifies those principles which Eaton Leith has 
sought to instill in Delta Sigma and those prin 
ciples upon which Bowdoin College is established." 
For many years Professor Leith was faculty ad- 
viser to Delta Sigma. 

Professor Noel Little '17 attended the meetings 
of the American Physical Society and the Ameri- 
can Physics Teachers in New York City during the 
last week of January. 

Mr. Norman London served as judge and guest 
speaker at the February 1!) meeting of the Port 
land Club of Toastmistress International. He 
spoke on "The Role of Objectivity in Public- 
Speaking. " 

On March 9 Mr. London joined J. Weston 
Walch '25 in judging the speech contest of the 
Portland Chapter of Toastmasters International. 

Professor Norman Munn spoke at the meeting 
of the Coffin School PTA on January 15 in 

Vice President Bela Norton '18 was the guest 
speaker at the supper meeting of the Kennebunk 
port Men's Club on January 27. All Bowdoin 
men in the area were invited to attend. 

Mr. Norton also spoke on "The Restoration of 
Colonial Williamsburg" at a meeting of the Bev- 
erly (Mass.) College Club on January 8. 

Dr. David Russell, Assistant Professor of Psy- 
chology and Director of Student Counseling at 
Bowdoin since 1950, has accepted an appointment 
as Associate Professor of Psychology at Ohio Uni- 
versity, Athens, Ohio, effective in September. 

Coach Frank Sabasteanski '41 was the speaker 
at a banquet in honor of the Lincoln Academy 
cross country team on February 2. 

Professor Carl Schmalz spoke to members of 
the Junior League in Portland on January 23. 

On February 12 Professor James Storer spoke 
at the Lewiston Auburn Jewish Center on Maine's 

M nic future and how it fits into the national 


Professor Storer spoke on "Problems .md Fu- 
ture of the Maine Econom\" at the (list annual 

state conference of the D.A.R. La Portland on 

March 18. 

Philip Wilder '28, Assistant to the President 

and Foreign Student Adviser, attended the largest 
Conference ever held on exchange of persons in 
Washington, I). ('., from January 28 to .'{ 1 . It was 
Minns,, ted b) the Institute of International Edu 

cat kiii 

Former Faculty 

Dominique Auzenat, Fellow in French in 1956 
57, is with a tank unit in the French Army and 
expects to go to Algeria next December. 

Walter Merrill, Assistant Professor of English 
in 1953 54, has resigned as Director of the 
Essex Institute in Salem, Mass. He plans to re- 
turn to the academic profession. 

Medical School 

1894 Dr. Albert Plummer of Lisbon Falls cele 
brated his 90th birthday on January 25. 


Please let us know whenever you move or 
change your address. Sometimes alumni are 
"lost" for months or even years because 
we don't know their whereabouts. Please 
add to our load of approximately 1500 
address changes every year by telling us 
whenever your address changes! 

I92(> Poet Robert Frost celebrated his 85th 
birthday on March 26. In a news con- 
ference he prophesied that Senator Kennedy would 
be the next President of the United States and 
that Christian Herter H'48 would be the next 
Secretary of State. "Someone said to me that 
New England's in decay," he is reported to have 
said. "But I said the next President is going to 
be from Boston, and the successor to Dulles is 
going to be from Boston. That doesn't sound like 

1944 Edward Eames, who will retire as Head 
master of Governor Dummer Academy in 
June after 29 years, was the subject of a two- 
page article entitled "Governor Dummer's Eames" 
in the January issue of The Beta Theta Pi. 

1948 General Maxwell Taylor plans to retire as 
Army Chief of Staff on June 30. 

1949 Mrs. Marie Peary Stafford was the speak- 
er at a meeting of the Philadelphia Geo- 
graphical Society in January. The meeting honored 
Commander William Anderson, skipper of the 
atomic submarine Nautilus, which crossed the 
North Pole under the ice last summer. It also 
commemorated the 50th anniversary of the dis- 
covery of the North Pole by Admiral Robert E. 
Peary '77 on April 6, 1909. 

1957 Senator Edmund S. Muskie of Maine will 
serve as Chairman of the American Pad- 

erewski Centennial Committee for 1960. 

1 958 Joseph Chaplin, Principal of Bangor High 
School for the past 22 years, has resigned 

that post to become Associate Director of Admis- 
sions at the University of Maine, effective July 1. 
Hugh Chisholm, Chairman of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Oxford Paper Company, has re- 
ceived the ninth annual Honor Award of the 
Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation. The citation 
read, "Presented to Hugh J. Chisholm, son of 
the State of Maine, graduate of Yale and Har- 
vard Universities, recipient of honorary degrees 
from the University of Maine and Bowdoin Col- 
lege, and a member of one of the pioneer families 
of the paper industry. An able executive, inter- 
ested in the development of your native state and 
its state university, you have won great admiration 
and respect through your accomplishments in the 




Gifts with College sentiment for all occasions 

Qraduation - Weddings - Birthdays 

Vz dozen 10" Dinner Plates — 6 Scenes (Gray) $13.50 

Vz dozen Tea Cups and Saucers (Gray) 1 8.00 

Vz dozen 5" Bread and Butter Plates (Gray) 10.50 

Sesquicentennial Bowl (Gray) each 17.00 

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For each package add packing and shipping costs: East of the Mississippi $1.00; West of the Mississippi $2.00. 


3^2 oz. Cocktail . . . $5.50 dozen 12 oz. Highball .... $5.95 dozen 

lVz oz. Old Fashioned 5.50 dozen 10 oz. Pilsner 8.00 dozen 

8/4 oz. Highball . . . 5.50 dozen 40 oz. Cocktail Shaker 5.50 each 
15 oz. Double Old Fashioned .... $5.95 dozen 
lVz oz. Stemmed Old Fashioned $9.50 dozen 

Sold only in cartons of one dozen 

For each package add packing and shipping costs: East of the Mississippi $.75; West of the Mississippi $1.25. 

Bowdoin Song Book $1.35 

(42 pp. and cover. College songs and Fraternity songs.) 

Bowdoin Picture Tray $5.00 

(Black metal with color print of the campus in 1821. Stain-resistant lacquer.) 


Please add 3% sales tax for all articles shipped within the State of Maine. 
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(123,4" by 25") 



is an authentic reproduction of the colonial spindle mirror. It is 
made of hard wood and fitted with plate glass. The picture is a 
colored print of the Bowdoin campus of 1860. The mirror is finished 
in black and gold. 

Priced at $15.75 

For packing and shipping charges add $.75 East of the Mississippi and 
$1.25 West of the Mississippi. 





is a splendid reproduction of the straight arm chair of early New 
England. Sturdily constructed of selected hardwood, it is finished in 
satin black with natural wood arms. The Bowdoin Seal and the 
stripings are in white. Attractive and comfortable, the Bowdoin Chair 
merits a place in living room, study, and office. 

Each chair packed in heavy carton — shipping weight 30 pounds. 
Shipment by Railway Express, charges collect. 

F.O.B. Gardner, Mass. $27.00 

Hand colored enlargements ot two prints of the early campus ready 
for framing are also available. 

The College in 1860 at $3.75 each postpaid. 
The College in 1821 at $5.00 each postpaid. 

Please add 3% sales tax for all articles 
shipped within the State of Maine 


Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine 



June 1959 


Cap'n Mac in the ice 
barrel of the "Bowdoin" 

Bowdoin Day At Mystic 

June 27th will be Bowdoin Day at Mystic, Conn. On 
that day Admiral Donald B. MacMillan '98 will sail his 
auxiliary schooner Bowdoin to Mystic Seaport, where she 
will be enshrined at the Mystic Marine Museum. 

The 88-foot Bowdoin will tie up permanently alongside 
other ships that have made heroic maritime history. Near by 
will be the whaler Charles W . Morgan, which caught more 
whales than any other similar ship; the schooner Australia, be- 
lieved by some historians to have been captured from the 
British in the attack on Baltimore in 1814; the training and 
adventure ship Joseph Conrad; and the Chinese junk, Mon 
Lei, which crossed the Pacific in 1942 in 86 days. 

The Bowdoin is the only schooner in the country which was 
especially designed and built for Arctic work. Because of her 
many miles of Arctic travel (26 expeditions and more than 
300,000 miles) and because of her many narrow escapes from 
complete destruction, she is probably the most famous schooner 
in the world today. 

During Admiral MacMillan's Crocker Land expedition in 
North Greenland from 1913 to 1917, he made plans for fur- 
ther exploration. Sitting in an igloo at the top of the world 
(marooned there for four years with two years' food supply) 
waiting for a rescue ship strong enough to penetrate the ice 
field of Melville Bay — two had made the attempt and failed 
— he planned a schooner to carry on his work in the un- 
charted, ice-jammed waters of the Far North. 


he Bowdoin is 60 tons gross, 88 feet long, and 21 feet 
wide, so small she can be jammed into a niche in the rocks 
when ice comes piling down on her. She is a two-masted 
auxiliary schooner, doubleplanked and double framed with 
native white oak from Maine, and sheathed against ice with 
a five-foot belt one and one-half inches thick of Australian 
"iron" wood, also known as greenheart, the toughest wood 
known and so heavy it will not float. 

She is short-rigged for heavy weather in Baffin Bay, with 
no topmast or bowsprit. This eliminates the danger of a man's 
being washed overboard or falling from aloft in attempting to 
furl sail. 

The Bowdoin has an exceptionally large rudder to enable 
her to turn easily and quickly when working through leads. 
The propeller is deep under the water to avoid damage when 
the engine is reversed. Originally she had two watertight 
bulkheads so that, if injured at bow or stern, she would still 
float. At the present time there is an entrance from the 
forecastle into the main hold. 

Her bow is spoon-shaped, so that if unable to push through 
a broken field of ice, she can rise up on a pan and crush it 
under her forefoot. Her dead rise is such that when nipped 
by ice she can escape from its clutches by rising bodily up out 
of it. On her bow, firmly bolted to the hull, is a nose piece 
of steel plate weighing 1800 pounds, designed to protect the 
hull against damage when it comes in contact with heavy ice 
and also to aid in splitting one-year-old ice "pans." 

To give her stability in heavy weather, 21 tons of mixed 
cement and boiler punchings are molded into her hull — to 
give her hull weight, strength, and rigidity when breaking 
through ice floes, especially in Melville Bay, where 21 ships 
were crushed in one day. The Bowdoin has crossed this bay 
repeatedly in her many years Of Arctic work. On two occas- 
ions, because of her construction and her sharp bilges, she has 
been lifted by ice pressure almost completely out of water and 
rolled over on her side. 

Her shrouds and stays are steel; her masts and booms are 
of Oregon pine. There are two large wrecking pumps leading 

well amidships in case of serious leakage caused by ice pres- 
sure. Two steel fuel tanks, holding a total of 2200 gallons of 
fuel oil, are molded into her bilges. 

JT OR POWER the Bowdoin has a 100 horsepower full diesel 
Cummins engine, burning five gallons per hour. She carries 
two anchors, each weighing 600 pounds, and some 90 fathoms 
of studlink chain. Formerly of 32 volt, she is now equipped 
for 110, which furnishes power for all lights on board and 
also for the electric windlass and refrigeration. For cooking 
she is equipped with an oil burning, six-hold Shipmate stove. 

She sleeps thirteen, two in the after cabin, four in the main, 
and seven in the forecastle. 

She is good under both power and sail, going at seven and 
one-half knots under engine and at times ten under sail. 

Designed by William H. Hand of New Bedford, Mass., and 
built at East Boothbay during the winter of 1920-21 by Hodg- 
don Brothers, the Bowdoin was launched in March of 1921. 
Within two months she headed north on her first trip, with 
the unexplored west coast of Baffin Island as her objective 
point. She was the first ship to circumnavigate Foxe Basin, 
going as far north as the entrance to Fury and Hecla Strait, 
following on her return the east coast, and wintering at what 
is now known as "Schooner Harbor," inside of the Trinity 

This expedition was sponsored by the Carnegie Institution 
of Washington to do work in atmospheric electricity and ter- 
restrial magnetism, and for 11 months the ship was frozen 
in — that is, buried in snow and ice to keep her warm and to 
protect her from the extremely cold air and cold winds. Three 
snow houses were built on top of her, one for ventilation and 
the others for entrance into the forecastle and the afcer cabin. 

All told, the Bowdoin has made 26 trips into northern 
waters, visiting. ;'n the course of 300,000 miles, Labrador, Hud- 
son Bay, Foxe Basin, Baffin Island, Iceland, the east and west 
coasts of Greenland, North Greenland, and Ellesmere Island. 

The Bowdoin's wireless equipment, supplied by Zenith 
Radio Corporation, enabled her to be the first ship in the 
world to send and receive messages in the Arctic. This was 
accomplished in 1923-24, when she was frozen in the ice for 
11 months at Refuge Harbor, North Greenland, 78° 25' North 
Latitude. The first ship to send and receive messages to prac- 
tically all parts of the world, even to New Zealand, 11,000 
miles away, she is now equipped with a ship-to-shore tele- 
phone, which in 1941 contacted Boston from 56° North 


His IS THE Bowdoin. The gift to Mystic Seaport from 
the MacMillans, numerous alumni, and friends from all over 
the country, she will be outfitted just as if she were ready to 
leave on another Arctic voyage, with blankets on the bunks 
and a cribbage board on the cabin table. Each year some 
200,000 people are expected to go aboard her. 

Cap'n Mac's many friends and admirers among Bowdoin 
alumni may share in this project to preserve for posterity the 
grand saga of his lifetime of Arctic exploration. Anyone de- 
siring to share may send his contribution directly to the Marine 
Historical Association. Inc., Mystic, Conn., marking his gift 
for the "Schooner Bowdoin Fund." 

This is the ship, and this will be her final resting place. 
The man is too well known to Bowdoin men for biographical 
information here. Pictured on the facing page are the man 
and the ship — as they will always be remembered. This is 
how they will look as Cap'n Mac sails his beloved Bowdoin to 
Mystic Seaport on Saturday, June 27. 



1HF WU Kli \\ Ml MM i < H Mil 

Von mi 83 1 1 m 1959 Number 5 

Seward J. Marsh 1_, Editor; Robert M. 
Cross I s . Managing Editor; Clement F. 
Robinson '03. Peter C. Barnard '50, As- 
I ditors; Eaton Leith, Books: 
Dorothy E. Weeks, Jeannette H. Ginn, 
Lorraine E. Myshrall, Editorial Assistants; 
Glenn R Mclntire '25, Business Manager. 

Leland W. Hovey '26, President; Carleton 
S. Connor m\ Vice President; Seward J. 
Marsh '12, Secretary; Glenn R. Mclntire 
"25, Treasurer. 

Members at Large 
1959: Oakley A. Melendy '39, Everett 
P. Pope '41, Donald N. Lukens 'AG; I960: 
Leland W. Hovey '26, Carleton S. Con- 
nor '36, William R. Owen '37; 1961: 
William S. Piper jr. '31, David Crowell 
'49, Merton G. Henry '50; 1962: Fred- 
erick P. Perkins '25, J. Philip Smith '29, 
Jotham D. Pierce '39. 

Dan E. Christie '37, Faculty Member; 
Vincent B. Welch '38, Alumni Fund 
Chairman: Seward J. Marsh '12, Alumni 
Secretary. Other Council Members are 
the representatives of recognized local 
Alumni Clubs. 

The officers of the Alumni Council are ex- 
officio the officers of the Bowdoin College 
Alumni Association. The Council members 
at large, the Treasurer, the Chairman of the 
Directors of the Alumni Fund, the Faculty 
member, and the Alumni Secretary serve as 
the Executive Committee of the Association. 

1959: Vincent B. Welch '38, Chairman, 
Allen E. Morrell '22, Josiah H. Drum- 
mond '36; I960: Frederick W. Willey 
'17, Richard S. Thayer '28, Vice Chair- 
man, Wesley E. Bevins jr. '40; 1961: 
Samuel A. Ladd jr. '29, E. Farrington Ab- 
bott jr. '31, Philip Dana jr. '32. 

Rudy Thayer The Man 

Professor Albert R. Thayer '22 received his just deserts on Monday evening, 
May IS. Lured to the Moulton Union under the pretext that he was to inspect 
a birthday cake which had been prepared for Mrs. Donovan D. Lancaster, he 
was taken completely by surprise to find a group of undergraduates and faculty 
and staff members ready to greet him with a prolonged round of applause. 

The applause was merely the beginning of the evening's program. Follow- 
ing a roast beef banquet fit for a debater, master of ceremonies Peter S. Smith 
60 of Durham, N. H., and Alfred E. Schretter '59 of Florham Park, N. J., both 
paid eloquent tribute to their debating coach, as did Norman T. London, In- 
structor in Speech, and President Coles. Debaters are known for their ability 
to speak well, and Messrs. Smith and Schretter, one of the top teams in New 
England, outdid themselves. 

And well they might have, for Rudy Thayer has done an outstanding job since 
joining the Bowdoin faculty permanently in 1939 (he had served for a year as 
an instructor back in 1924-25). But this year things really "jelled" for him. 
Bowdoin's 15-man squad won 73 out of 98 contests. They won first place in 
three important tournaments and tied for first in two others. 

In addition, during the spring recess four debaters took part in exhibition 
debates before 3500 students in high schools in Hartford and New Canaan, 
Conn., and in Ridgewood, Maplewood, and Summit, N. J. The tour culmin- 
ated in a successful exhibition debate before the military personnel of the 
United States Army Pictorial Center at Long Island City, N. Y. 

With several fine freshman prospects and with a strong group of upperclass- 
men returning, Professor Thayer expects to continue to turn out excellent de- 
bating teams — men who can think on their feet in the middle of a contest, 
not men who are mechanical debaters and must depend upon sound prepara- 
tion alone. The combination of sound preparation and sound thinking in com- 
petition has produced some outstanding Thayer debaters over the past 20 years, 
and this year's crop was perhaps the best of all. 

By way of human interest — Herbert Ross Brown (Bowdoin's incomparable 
"Herbie") was captain of one of Rudy Thayer's first debating teams at Lafayette 
College. This team met a Bowdoin team captained by Athern P. Daggett 
'25, who for many years has taught government at Bowdoin. 

Before joining the faculty in 1939 Professor Thayer taught for 15 years in 
secondary schools. He did his graduate work in the field of speech correction 
and received training in five public and two hospital clinics. He spent a sab- 
batical leave four years ago in study at the Institute of Logopedics in Wichita, 
Kan. He is a former past president of the New England Speech Association 
and the author of a recent study on the status of speech in 150 small colleges. 

And, shining above all this factual material, impressive as it is, is Rudy 
Thayer the man. This is what was stressed at the testimonial banquet on May 
18, and this is what his students will always remember — the deep personal in- 
terest which he takes in them and the hundreds of hours he spends every year 
on individual instruction. 



This photograph of the campus, taken sometime in the last decade of the nineteenth century, presents 
a clear picture of the campus as it looked nearly seventy years ago. It was taken from the spot where 
the Class of 1875 Gateway now stands, with the camera pointed toward the Chapel along what is now 
the Class of 1895 Path. Actually the Class of 1875 Gateway was constructed in 1910 and the Class of 
1895 Path in 1945. 

Recent alumni will be surprised at the changes which seventy years have wrought. Older alumni who 
have not returned to the campus for many years will find that the cover scene portrays part of the 
;ampus very much as they remember it from their undergraduate days. 

THE BOWDOIN ALUMNUS: published October, De- 
cember, February, April, June, and August by Bow- 
doin College, Brunswick, Maine. Subscription $2.00 
a year. Single copies 40 cents. Second-class mail 
privileges authorized at Brunswick, Maine. 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Photographs of The Misanthrope and Henry IV, Part I by Stephen Merrill 
'35; Senior Dinner, sports captains, the Moulton Union, and Wilkins '59 and Fritz '59 by Harry Shul- 
man; Zetterberg '47 by Ackad, Washington, D.C. ; Anderson, U.S. Navy photograph; Cousins '20 by 
Halsman, New York City; Lanes '57, U.S. Army photograph; Deston '30 by Moulin Studios, San 
Francisco, Calif. 

At, Over, And Under The Pole 


.DMIRAL ROBERT E. PEARY 77, in making his way 
to the North Pole 50 years ago, "revolutionized mankind's 
geographical concepts and aims," William R. Anderson, com- 
manding officer of the U.S.S. Nautilus, told a Bowdoin audi- 
ence on May 7 as he delivered the third and final talk in a 
special lecture series on the Arctic. 

The first two speakers in the series were Peary's grandson, 
Navy Commander Edward Peary Stafford, who spoke on avia- 
tion in the Arctic, and his daughter, Mrs. Edward Stafford of 
Brunswick, whose subject was "Peary's Trip to the Pole." 

Commander Anderson, author of the current best seller 
Nautilus 90 North, is a quiet-spoken, youthful-appearing 
Southerner from Bakersville, Tenn., who was graduated from 
the United States Naval Academy in 1942. During World 
War II he took part in 11 submarine war patrols as an officer 
aboard the Tarpon, the Narwhal, and the Trutta. During the 
Korean action he commanded the Wahoo, and in 1957 became 
commanding officer of the Nautilus. 

"There is a revolution going on today in the world of inner 
space," according to Commander Anderson. "This revolution 
is taking place in the Arctic and every other ocean, not only 
through nuclear submarines but also through every other 
means by which man is moving into the ocean's depths. I 
firmly believe that within this medium is contained much of 
the means by which we can gain lasting world peace and the 
solution to man's problems." 

True achievement, he continued, "is seldom possible without 
the work of those who have gone before. In this respect 
today's nuclear submarine service and indeed our entire Navy 
owe a special debt of gratitude to Admiral Peary, for it was he 
who first confirmed the basic dimensions of the great Arctic 
basin, who first confirmed that the water at the North Pole 
is thousands of feet deep, that the ice throughout the basin 
remains fairly uniform and predictable and not hundreds of 
feet deep as had been popularly assumed. These and other 
findings of Admiral Peary are a basic ingredient of today's 
polar submarine operations." 

Commander Anderson described the trip of the nuclear- 
powered Nautilus under the North Pole last August 3rd. The 
temperature in the submarine averaged 72 degrees and the 
humidity was 50%, giving conditions of "shirtsleeve comfort 
throughout the voyage." 

"The fabulous performance of a new inertial navigation 
system," he said, "enabled us always to know our position 
within very precise limits, without any need for observations of 
the stars or for the reception of radio-type navigation signals. 
Upward-beamed sonar drew out a precise picture of the ice 
overhead, telling us its exact thickness and shape. Television 
and periscopes gave us a fascinating view of the ice passing 

Commander Anderson paid tribute to Peary in these words: 
"I know of no quality in man that is quite so much to be 
admired as determination, and I know of no man who has 
shown quite so much of this quality as Bowdoin's most illus- 
trious alumnus, Admiral Robert E. Peary. The man who 
lived the motto 'I will find a way or make one' found and 
made his way to the North Pole and in so doing revolutionized 
mankind's geographical concepts and aims." 


/OMMANDER STAFFORD, in the first talk of the 
series on April 17, stated that "aviation has made for itself 
an indispensable place today in the Polar areas." His grand- 
father, he said, had used much these same words in predicting 
50 years ago, shortly after he reached the Pole on foot, that 
aviation would become indispensable. 

Commander William R. Anderson, U.S.N. 

Aviation today, according to Commander Stafford, provides 
supplies all-year round to the stations on the radar warning 
system in the Far North which are inaccessible most of the 
year except by air. In addition, aviation has made charting 
and surveying in the Polar areas much more rapid and accurate. 
Planes flying ice reconnaissance missions help guide supply 
ships to military bases by tracing out the best routes to follow. 

He outlined the history of aviation in the Arctic, beginning 
with a balloon trip undertaken by a Swede named Andre, who 
left Spitzbergen in 1897 and planned to go over the Pole. He 
and his party got about 325 miles before crashing, and it was 
not until 33 years later that their bodies were found. Ten 
years later, in 1907, a journalist named Walter Wellman tried 
the same thing in a dirigible, but after going 50 miles he was 
blown back to Spitzbergen, where he made a crash landing. 

In 1925 Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth got to 
within 137 miles of the Pole in two seaplanes from Spitz- 
bergen. In that same year Richard E. Byrd flew reconnais- 
sance flights from Greenland, and in 1926 he and Floyd Ben- 
nett flew from Spitzbergen directly to the Pole and back in 
just under 16 hours. They had perfect weather and en- 
countered practically no problems. 

Two days later Amundsen and Ellsworth, in a lighter-than- 
air craft, also flew over the Pole. They continued on to 
Alaska and after 70 hours of continuous flying landed 90 miles 
northeast of Nome. 

Commander Stafford also outlined some of the dangers of 
aviation in the Arctic. They include icing, fog, magnetic 
storms, which cancel out communications, the difficulties of 
search and rescue operations, winds which often reach 100 
miles an hour or more, the unreliability of weather data and 
charts, the small number of airfields, and static electricity dis- 
charges, which sometimes punch holes in the fusilage of a 

Currently assigned as one of two naval liaison officers to 
the United States Senate, Commander Stafford is also working 
on a book about the World War II aircraft carrier Enterprise 

JUNE 19 5 9 


for a New York publishing company. A native of Portland, 
he served during World War 11 .in commanding officer of a 
subchaser and as executive officer ot a destroyer escort. H< 
; his wings as .1 Navj aviator in 1950 and since thai 
time lus been engaged variously in hurricane hunting in the 
Caribbean, anti-submarine exercises in the Atlantic, patrols 
our of Iceland and Newfoundland, m^\ ice reconnaissance from 
Thule, Greenland, as well as radar patrols across the North 

rwo years ago he also found time to win Soi.000 on a 
television quiz program. 


R.S SI AFFORD, speaking on May 6, the 10ml anniver- 
sary ot her fathers birth, told how the discovery of the Pole 
was "the crown mk\ glory" ot his entire career. His wife and 
children were at their summer home on Eagle Island in Casco 
Bay when they received the first news of his reaching the Pole. 
The news was brought to them by the hue Thomas H. Riley jr. 
'03, then an Associated Press representative in Brunswick, who 
hired a boat to rake him out to Eagle Island. 

The greatest tribute ever paid Peary was that of the Eskimos 

in 1932, when Mrs. Stafford headed an expedition to Cape 
York in Greenland to erect a 60-foot monument and plaque 
in his memory. They said that they always spoke of him as 
great Peary ot the iron will. He never asked an Eskimo or 
any Other person to do anything he wouldn't do himself, and 
he never tailed to keep a promise." 

Mrs. Stafford herself was born in Greenland at 77 degrees 
44 minutes North latitude, within the Arctic Circle. The 
author of five books on the Arctic, she received an honorary 
master ot arts degree at Bowdoin in 1949. She has served as 
Presielent of the International Society of Woman Geographers 
and in 1954 received the Henry G. Bryant Gold Medal of the 
Geographical Society of Philadelphia for "distinguished service 
to geography." 

This was the formal observance of the 50th anniversary of 
Peary's discovery of the North Pole on April 6, 1909. 
Memories of what was said and of the people who described 
the Arctic in all its phases — under the ice cap, on the ice, 
and in the air — will remain with all who were fortunate 
enough to be present in Pickard Theater those three spring 

An Invitation To The Moulton Union 

By Donovan D. Lancaster '27 


T HAS BEEN SAID that the Moulton Union reflects the 
great purposes of the College. It is a focal point of democratic 
student activity, to be sure. Even more, it is a democratic place 
and a cosmopolitan one. Race, color, social status, and creed 
are no restriction here. The Union provides opportunities for 
forming friendships. There is the air of the good life about 
the place — activity and leisure, bustle and quiet, rooms in 
which to read and listen to great music; good pictures, good 
talk, and games. This is the Union. 

Alumni and their families, from near and far, are always 
welcome. Here one can meet other members of the Bowdoin 
family. An alumnus often runs across an old Bowdoin friend 
or makes a new one. 

The Union is also a service institution, for alumni as well 
as for undergraduates. During the college year the dining 
room is open from early morning until midnight, for a meal, 
a snack, or just a cup of coffee. The bookstore, which is on 
the lower floor, is open from 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday. 
It offers much of special interest to alumni, particularly Bow- 
doin items for personal use and wedding, birthday, and Christ- 
mas presents. The famous Bowdoin Wedgwood china and 
Bowdoin glassware are sold nowhere else. In addition, we 

have articles of clothing (all with the Bowdoin seal) for 
babies, children, and teenagers. We sell Bowdoin playing 
cards, rings, and mugs. Only this last year an attractive new 
song book containing the words and music for a large number 
of Bowdoin and fraternity songs was added. A postal card 
of inquiry will bring immediate detailed information. The 
Union's mail order business to alumni is increasing each year. 

For the alumnus who comes back to Bowdoin and revisits 
familiar scenes, perhaps with his wife, the Union offers guest 
rooms at a moderate price. This will be his home on campus, 
the headquarters from which he may call on old friends, go to 
chapel, take in a game, revisit the Library, or have dinner with 
the boys in the fraternity house. 

During the coming summer the Union is to be open for 
the National Science Foundation Institute sessions from June 
29 to August 7. The bookstore will do business from 1 1 until 
2 Monday through Friday. 

The Director of the Union, now finishing his 30th year in 
this capacity, has his office on the second floor. As they say 
up here in Maine, the latch string is always out. He can go 
one better and say that the door is always open. He enjoys 
welcoming old and new friends to the College. 

The morning coffee hour in the Union. 

Relaxation in the pleasant room off the main lounge. 


Commencement Notes 

As the Alumnus goes to press, there are a few last-minute 
notes on the 154th Commencement. 

Professor Louis O. Coxe will deliver the 9:30 a.m. Alumni 
Institute Lecture on 'American Literature Since World War 
II" on Friday, June 12, in Smith Auditorium. At 2:00 that 
afternoon, also in Smith Auditorium, Professor Reinhard L. 
Korgen will speak on "A Liberal Arts College and Arctic Ex- 
ploration — a Paradox." Admission is free, and all alumni, 
seniors, wives, parents, and other guests are cordially invited 
to attend. 

Henry IV, Part I is the Commencement Play. It will be 
presented at the Pickard Theater in Memorial Hall on Friday, 
June 12, at 8:45 p.m. All seats will be reserved, with tickets 
priced at $2.00 each. 

For the second year in a row, Nichols of Exeter, N. H., will 
cater a delicious chicken barbecue luncheon (tuna salad alter- 
nate) on Friday, June 12. The Alumni Association meets in 
the Arena, and the Society of Bowdoin Women will gather in 
the Sargent Gymnasium. Tickets this year are $1.75 each. 
(The Society of Bowdoin Women will have its business ses- 
sion at 10 a.m. in Gibson Hall of Music.) 

The Class of 1934 will hold the traditional Twenty-fifth 
Reunion Reception at Pickard Field House for faculty, staff, 
and friends on Thursday afternoon, June 11, from two until 
five. The somewhat early hour will allow members of the 
class to adjourn to the Poland Spring House thereafter for a 
stag dinner. 

The Alumni Council and the Directors of the Alumni Fund 

will hold their regular annual meetings on Friday morning, 
June 12. The Fund Directors will meet at nine o'clock in 
Room 108, Sills Hall, and the Alumni Council will meet in 
Room 107, Sills Hall, at ten-thirty. 

As was noted in the April Alumnus, all the five-year 
classes, from 1909 through 1954, are holding regular reunions, 
and some of the off-year classes are also planning get-togethers. 
Three consecutive post-war classes will hold reunions when 
1949 has its Tenth, with headquarters in 3 South Winthrop, 
1948 meets informally across the hall in 1 South Winthrop, 
and 1950, Bowdoin's largest class, gathers again in 17 North 

The Baccalaureate Service will be at four o'clock on Sunday, 
June 7. At 1:30 Friday afternoon, June 12, the Society of 
Bowdoin Women will dedicate trees at Coleman Hall in honor 
of the late Mrs. Frederick (Jane Coleman) Pickard. Phi Beta 
Kappa and the other fraternities will hold meetings at 3:15 
p.m. the same day. And the traditional reception by President 
and Mrs. Coles will take place at the Moulton Union from 4 
to 5:30 Friday afternoon. Most of the reunion classes have 
arranged outings and dinners for Friday afternoon and evening. 

On Saturday, June 13, the Commencement Procession will 
form at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 154th Commencement 
Exercises at 10 in the First Parish Church and then by the 
traditional Commencement Dinner and Ladies' Luncheon. 
Alumni and male guests will gather in the Arena for the 
usual lobster (or chicken) salad, and the ladies will dine in 
the Gymnasium. 

Recent Bequests 

The College has received notice of the following legacies 
from alumni and friends: 

$1,000 from each of two separate trusts established by 
Francis W. Dana '94 and his wife. The income is unrestricted 

as to use. 

$20,000 from the estate of Leon A. Dodge '13 to establish 
the "Dodge Fund." The income from this fund is to be used 
annually for a scholarship for the most deserving Bowdoin 
student who was graduated from Lincoln Academy, to be 
selected by the President of the College. In addition to this 
specific bequest, Mr. Dodge's will provides that Bowdoin will 
participate in the ultimate distribution of a trust fund which 
is subject to certain life tenancies. 

$20,000 from the estate of Lester Gumbel '06 to establish 
the "Joseph and Lester Gumbel Scholarship Fund," the in- 
come from which is to be used for scholarships in the discre- 
tion of the Trustees of the College. 

$73,673 from the estate of Adelaide L. Hutchinson, to 
establish two funds in memory of her father, Winfield S. 
Hutchinson '67. Income from one of these funds is to be 
used for the "Winfield S. Hutchinson Scholarships." The 
other fund establishes the "Winfield S. Hutchinson Library 
Fund," with income to be used for the purchase of books for 
the Library. 

$15,000 from the estate of William W. Lawrence '98, to 
establish the "William W. Lawrence Fund," with income to 
be used for the purchase and maintenance of Library books 
on language, literature, and art; and for the general use and 
upkeep of Hubbard Hall and the Walker Art Building. Mr. 
Lawrence also left his personal library to the College. 

Approximately $4,300 from the estate of Edward W. Moore 

'03. Under the provisions of his will, Mr. Moore left all his 
property to the College without restriction. 

$500 from the estate of Edith B. Perkins in memory of 
John Carroll Perkins H'04, to be used to purchase books on 
architecture, fine arts, and landscape architecture. 

The remainder of the estate of John L. Roberts '11, amount- 
ing to approximately $20,000, to be held in trust by the Col- 
lege, the income to be used to assist a scholar to do research 
in any field he may choose. The selection of the recipient 
is left to the President. 

In addition to these specific bequests, the College has 
learned recently that it will receive approximately $67,000 
from the Estate of Sarah Maude Kaemmerling. The well- 
to-do-widow of a Navy admiral, she lived in Philadelphia 
and summered in Norway, Maine. Because of her interest 
in Maine she was contacted during the period of the Ses- 
quicentennial Fund. 

When Mrs. Kaemmerling died three years ago, she specified 
in her will that one-fifth of her residuary estate should go 
to educational institutions. She also left notes indicating 
interest in six colleges, of which Bowdoin is one. The 
College will receive its share of her estate in the form of 
securities to be added to the endowment funds. The gift 
will be made without restriction as to use, with the sugges- 
tion that the income be used for scholarship or loan purposes. 

It is interesting to note that through the past 1 50 years 
bequests have provided approximately two-thirds of the Col- 
lege's endowment funds. Anyone interested in including 
Bowdoin in his will should contact either the President or 
the Vice President of the College or his own lawyer or bank 

JUNE 19 5 9 

On The Campus 

Tins \ oearlj $60,000 is pre- 
ni.urii.ul.uion scholarships has been 
awarded to 55 freshmen who will enter 
Bowdoin in September. Twentj of these 
awards are from specified, endowed funds, 
.ire from special grants (including 
General Motors. Sloan, and National 
Merit scholarships), and the remainder 
art- made possible by rhe Alumni Fund. 

Bj the twenty-second of May, 55 en- 
tering freshmen had accepted the awards 
offered them. The average scholarship 
is $1,000, almost equivalent to tuition 

x ,050 I, but awards range from $200 to 
$1,500, depending upon variations in the 
need Mid ability of the recipients. 

This year, for the first time, further 
funds in loans and campus employment, 
in addition to the amount granted in 
outright scholarships, were offered to 
about 30 of the scholarship winners. This 
new bursary program seems to have had 
absolutely no effect on the normal pattern 
and percentage of acceptance by the mat- 
riculants. Undoubtedly this marks an 
important step toward greater use of com- 
bined scholarship-loan-job funds in meet- 
ing the increasing costs of higher educa- 

The freshmen who will enter Bow- 
doin with pre-matriculation scholarships 
next fall come from all parts of the na- 
tion. There will be, for example, boys 
from Bar Harbor, Seattle, Wash., Casper, 
Wyo., New York, and New Jersey, as 
well as a National Merit Scholar from 
Fair haven, Mass. 

By the twenty-second of May, 218 
members of the Class of 1963 had de- 
clared their intention to be at Bowdoin 
in the fall. All indications are that this 
class will be one of the finest in Bow- 
doin's history — one with perhaps even 
greater academic promise and athletic 
and extra-curricular potential than the 
present strong Class of 1962. 

Undergraduate Honors 

Four seniors have been chosen to de- 
liver Commencement parts on Saturday 
morning, June 13. They are Peter N. 
Anastas jr. of Gloucester, Mass., G. Ray- 
mond Babineau of Hempstead, N. Y., 
David A. Kranes of Belmont, Mass., and 
R. Whitney Mitchell '58 of Stoneham, 
Mass. Selected as alternate was George 
A. Westerberg of Auburn. 

Donald M. Bloch '60 of Lynn, Mass., 
received the Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
Cup at a special ceremony at the morn- 
ing chapel exercises on April 22. Given 
by Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, the cup 
is inscribed each year with the name of 
"that member of the three lower classes 
whose vision, humanity, and courage most 

contribute to making Bowdoin a better 

Carleton E. Perrin '60 of Falmouth 

Foreside has been awarded the Westing- 
house Achievement Scholarship in Chem- 
istry. This $500 award, granted for the 
next academic year, is made possible by 
the Westinghouse Educational Founda- 
tion. The recipient is chosen at the end 
of his junior year on the basis of high 
achievement in academic work and 
demonstrated qualities of leadership. Per- 
rin entered Bowdoin as the winner of 
a State of Maine Scholarship. 

Zetes Win Sing 

For the second year in a row mem- 
bers of Zera Psi fraternity captured the 
coveted Wass Cup at the annual Inter- 

Summer at Bowdoin: 
Visitors Welcome 

The College will again provide free 
guide service for summer visitors. Tours 
of the campus will leave Massachusetts 
Hall between 9 and 5, Monday through 

Most of the college offices will main- 
tain their regular hours. The Admis- 
sions Office will be open for visitors 
and people wanting interviews between 
9 and 12 and 1:30 and 4, Monday 
through Friday, and from 9 to 12 on 
Saturday mornings. Alumni, parents, 
and prospective candidates for admis- 
sion are strongly advised to write ahead 
for specific appointments. 

The Library will be open from 10 
to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:00 on Mon- 
day through Saturday, except for holi- 
days. During the summer institutes 
(June 29-August 7) the Library will 
maintain evening hours, 7 to 10, Mon- 
day through Thursday. 

The Moulton Union will also be 
open during the summer institutes. 
Hours for the Union Bookstore will be 
1 1 until 2, Monday through Friday. 
The dining room and kitchen facilities 
are reserved for members of the insti- 
tutes and their families, and no meals 
will be served to others. Between June 
29 and August 7 the sleeping rooms 
in the Union may be rented for a 
modest fee. 

The Walker Art Building will main- 
tain its regular hours, and the public 
is welcome, free of charge, from 10 
to 12 and from 2 to 4, Monday through 
Saturday. Sunday hours are from 2 
to 4. Visitors to the Wednesday and 
Saturday matinees of the summer play- 
house in Pickard Theater will find the 
museum open an hour earlier, at one 
o'clock, on those afternoons. 

fraternity Sing, held on April 16. Beta 
Theta Pi was once again runner-up. 

Psi Upsilon and Sigma Nu, which fin- 
ished third and fourth respectively, were 
awarded the George W. Graham Im- 
provement Cup, given by the Dekes to 
"that fraternity which shows the most 
significant improvement in the course of 
a year." 

Delta Sigma finished fifth and Alpha 
Delta Phi sixth, followed by Chi Psi, 
Kappa Sigma, Alpha Tau Omega, Theta 
Delta Chi, Alpha Rho Upsilon, and Delta 
Kappa Fpsilon. The Dekes would ap- 
pear to be in a good position from which 
to launch an attempt to win the Graham 
Cup next April! 

Basic Research Symposium 

President James S. Coles attended a 
three-day Symposium on Basic Research 
in New York City from May 14 to 16 
under the joint auspices of the National 
Academy of Sciences, the American As- 
sociation for the Advancement of Science, 
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 

The primary purpose of the symposium 
was to examine under the scrutiny of dis- 
tinguished scientists the status in both 
amount and character of the support 
which government, industry, and private 
sources are contributing to produce the 
new knowledge on which must rest all 
future development in applied science, 
technology, and the national defense. 

The three sponsoring organizations 
tendered a dinner to the contributing sci- 
entists, as well as to business leaders and 
others interested in the promotion of 
basic research, at the Waldorf-Astoria 
Hotel on May 14. President Eisenhower 
was a participant at the dinner. 

Included among the speakers at the 
symposium were Dr. J. Robert Oppen- 
heimer of the Institute for Advanced 
Study, Dr. Alan T. Waterman H'58 of 
the National Science Foundation, and 
Dr. William O. Baker of Bell Telephone 

Livingston Testimonial 

The February, 1959, issue of Romance 
Philology is a testimonial to Charles H. 
Livingston, who taught French at Bow- 
doin from 1921 until 1956 and still 
makes his home in Brunswick in very 
active retirement. 

Included in the volume is an analy- 
tical bibliography of Professor Living- 
ston's works, compiled by Professor Rob- 
ert H. Ivy jr. of the Bowdoin faculty. 
There is also an article by Professor Ed- 
ward B. Ham '22 entitled "Textual 
Criticism and Common Sense." Gerard 


J. Brault, Instructor in French at the 
College, has written a note on "The Date 
of French berner," and Basil J. Guy '47, 
Professor Thomas C. Van Cleve H'54, 
and Blanchard W. Bates '31 have all 
written book reviews. 

Thirty-one Bowdoin people were 
sponsors for the testimonial issue, and 
forty-three others were donors. 

Professor Ivy wrote in his analytical 
bibliography as follows: "This bibliog- 
raphy of Professor Livingston's scholar- 
ly writings has been compiled in an ef- 
fort to indicate the rich and varied prod- 
uct of nearly forty years of research; re- 
search, I might add, which is still con- 
tinuing at an undiminished pace. As 
impressive as this product may appear, 
it represents merely one aspect of Pro- 
fessor Livingston's activity. His greatest 
achievement is undoubtedly the influence 
he has exerted over so many students 
who, in their turn, have entered the 
academic profession." 

Yakov Malkiel, editor of Romance 
Philology, writes of Professor Living- 
ston's book Skein-Winding Reels — 
Studies in Word History and Etymology, 
"Yet however passionately one may dis- 
agree with Professor Livingston on de- 
tails, there is no denying that our friend, 
the gentleman-scholar from New Eng- 
land, has contributed a significant and 
altogether charming book. Throughout, 
it is pleasantly serene in tone, betraying 
on close inspection a tactfully hidden 
personal touch, at no point an ostenta- 
tious display of irksome subjectivity. The 
lines have been drawn with a firm hand; 
the colors are subdued rather than riotous. 
On the scholarly side the book is rich 
in original findings, soundly argued in 
a prevailing climate of mild conserva- 
tism. It aptly illustrates the range of 
talents expected of a true etymologist: 
command of linguistic analysis and first- 
hand knowledge of the world at large, 
visual sensitivity, acoustic alertness, con- 
jectural acumen; above all, controlled 

Gross Fund 

Bowdoin students doing special work 
in biology may be assisted by the newly 
established Alfred O. Gross Fund, set up 
by gifts presently amounting to $1,500. 
The fund honors Dr. Alfred O. Gross 
H'52, a member of the faculty at Bow- 
doin for 41 years and since 1953 Josiah 
Little Professor of Natural Science, 

While this fund will be administered 
by the College, assistance from it is not 
limited to Bowdoin students. It is the 
desire of the donor that income from 
the fund may be used for such student 
projects as special research on Kent 
Island, travel to a given region or given 
library for particular work, purchase of 
special apparatus, and publication of re- 

A scene from Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part I," this year's Commencement play, 

featuring Mrs. Athern Daggett as Mistress Quickly and Daniel Calder '60 

as Falstaff (shown here in the center of the photograph). 

suits. Income may also be used in sup- 
port of library material in ornithology. 

Additions may be made to the prin- 
cipal of the fund, or gifts may be made 
for direct support, of individual projects. 

A graduate of the University of Illinois, 
Dr. Gross joined the Bowdoin faculty 
in 1912. In addition to his teaching 
duties, he served for nearly 20 years as 
Director of the Bowdoin Scientific Sta- 
tion at Kent Island in the Bay of Fundy. 
He has studied birds in every state in 
the country, in all the provinces of Can- 
ada, in Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Costa Rica, 
Panama, Ecuador, and Colombia, in 
twenty European countries, in Africa, 
Turkey, and other countries of the Middle 
East, and in Pakistan, Malaya, India, and 
Japan in Asia. 

He has taken about 15,000 photo- 

Shown here at the left is Lawrence S. 
Wilkins '59 holding the Elmer Hutchinson 
Trophy, which he received in March for 
"high conduct both on and off the field of 
sport." At the right is Robert B. Fritz 
'59 with the Hugh Munro, Jr., Memorial 
Trophy, which he received for his qualities 
of "loyalty and courage." 

graphs and 10,000 feet of motion pic- 
tures of birds during the course of his 
field work. In addition, he has a working 
library of 5,000 books a,nd other publi- 
cations on birds. He is the author of 
hundreds of articles on ornithology and 
has lectured on birds to hundreds of audi- 

Commencement Play 

The Masque and Gown staged two 
performances of Shakespeare's Henry IV, 
Part 1 on May 16 and 18, the first one 
for Ivy Day guests. 

Henry IV, Part I was last produced 
at Bowdoin at Commencement in June 
of 1948. This year's version will be re- 
peated on Friday, June 12, as part of the 
154th Commencement program. 

Daniel G. Calder '60 of Lewiston will 
play the part of Sir John Falstaff, John 
E. Swierzynski '59 of South Portland will 
portray the role of Hotspur, and Neville 
A. Powers '62 of York Village will be 
Prince Hal. 

The scene and act breaks will not 
bring down the curtain, and the action of 
the play will move from one scene to 
another without a break. There will be 
one intermission, between the third and 
fourth acts. 

McWilliams Olympic Hopeful 

Hammer thrower Bill McWilliams '57 
of Dorchester, Mass., who was named to 
the 1956 Ail-American track and field 
team and narrowly missed an Olympic 
berth, is getting ready for a try at the 
I960 Olympics, according io reports 
from Fort Benning, Ga., where lie is now 
a second lieutenant and the School 
Brigade Special Services officer. 

JUNE 1959 

Pictured here are the captains of the 1959-60 winter sports teams. In the front row, 
from left to right, are Dixon Griffin '60, co-captain of hockey; John Moore '61, co- 
captain of rifle; Alvin Simonds '60 and Peter Scott '61, co-captains of basketball. 
In back, left to right, are Ross Hawkins '60, co-captain of hockey; Jonathan Green 
'60, captain of track; William Chase '61, co-captain of rifle; and William Riley '60, 
captain of swimming. 

McWilliams is one of the top scorers 
in Maine State Meet history, with a three- 
year total of nine first places and three 
seconds, for 54 points. As a sophomore 
he won all four weight events, the discus, 
javelin, shot, and hammer. As a junior 
he repeated in the discus, shot, and ham- 
mer, and took a second in the javelin. 
In his senior year last spring he won the 
discus and the hammer and placed second 
in both the shot and the javelin. 

As a junior he won first place in the 
N.C.A.A. meet in Berkeley, Calif., with 
a heave of 195 feet, 3 inches, and tied 
with Al Hall of Cornell for first in the 
I.C.4-A meet in New York at 196 feet, 
2'/2 inches. In the Olympic trials that 
year he finished seventh, with six men 
qualifying for the finals. He fouled his 
first two throws and hit 181 feet, 1H/2 
inches on his third and last chance. 

McWilliams, a graduate of Hanover 

On April 20 the Alumni Council tendered its sixth annual dinner to graduating seniors. 
This photograph shows most of those seated at the head table in the Moulton Union: 
(I. to r.) Brendan Teeling '59, Class Secretary; Vice President Bela Norton '18; 
Class Agent-Designate Alfred Schretter '59; Trustee Earle Thompson '14; President 
James Coles; and Alumni Council President Leland Hovey '26. Also at the head 
tabla, but not in the photograph, were Overseer Gilbert Elliott '25, Class President 
Eugene Waters '59, Class Vice President Thomas McGovern '59, and Alumni Fund 
Vice Chairman Richard Thayer '28. 

High School in Massachusetts, entered 
Bowdoin as the winner of the first Adriel 
U. Bird Scholarship, He was also a 
Charles Irwin Travel! i Scholar for three 
years and as a sophomore won the Orren 
Chalmer Hormell Trophy for "high 
scholastic honors and skill in athletic 

At Commencement last June McWil- 
liams received the Andrew A. Haldane 
Cup, given each year to a senior "who 
has outstanding qualities of leadership 
and character." 

In his senior year McWilliams also 
went out for football for the first time 
in college and earned his letter as a full- 

Spring Sports 

Colby dominated State Series athletics 
in 1958-59, winning three championships 
outright and tying for another out of a 
possible seven. 

Colby teams captured the football, 
baseball, and tennis titles and tied for 
the basketball crown. Maine followed 
with two outright titles and one tie, 
winning the skiing and track champion- 
ships and tying for the basketball title. 
Bowdoin came out on top in golf, and 
Bates was blanked during the year. 
Bowdoin also won the crown in sailing, 
a sport in which Bates does not com- 

In the five sports in which the results 
of dual contests determined the cham- 
pionship team, Colby outdistanced its 
three rivals by a wide margin. The 
Mules lost only four contests and tied 
one out of 30 in football, basketball, 
baseball, tennis, and golf. Maine was 
second with a 15-15 record, Bowdoin 
third with a 9-19-2 mark, and Bates 
fourth with 9-20-1. 

During 1958-59 Bowdoin tied for 
third with Bates in football, finished 
fourth in basketball, tied for second with 
Bates and Maine in tennis, was on top 
in golf and sailing, was third in baseball 
and track, and captured second in skiing. 

Highlights of the spring season for 
Bowdoin included a 3-3 tie with Colby 
in baseball, the only black mark on the 
Mules' State Series record, a 5-1 finish 
in State Series golf, and continuing stand- 
out performances in track by Captain 
Larry Wilkins. In the State Meet on 
May 9 Wilkins won the 220 yard dash 
and the 220 yard low hurdles and finish- 
ed a close second in the 100 yard dash, 
for a total of 13 points. In the Easterns 
the following week he won both the 100 
and the low hurdles. At the New Eng- 
lands on May 23 he scored Bowdoin's 
total of five points with a third in the 
100 and a fourth in the low hurdles. 
Wilkins rates as one of the top Bowdoin 
trackmen of all time. 

Three Polar Bears were named to the 
All-Maine baseball team, along with five 


B O W DO / A r A LUM N US 

men from Colby, two from Maine, and 
one from Bates. The Bowdoin repre- 
sentatives are pitcher Ron Woods, catch- 
er Tony Berlandi, and second baseman 
Dick Morse. Woods and Berlandi are 
both seniors, and Morse is a junior. In 
State Series play Morse was the fourth 
leading hitter with an average of .375, 
and Berlandi won slugging honors with 
an average of .640. He had 16 total 
bases, high for the season, in 25 times 
at bat, and an average of .320. Berlandi 
had the most doubles with three and the 
most runs scored with seven. Berlandi 
and George Entin, a junior, who also 
plays quarterback on the football team 
and dives for the swimming team, tied 
with a Colby man and a Maine man for 
the lead in runs batted in with six each. 

As a team Bowdoin scored the most 
runs, 44, and had the most doubles, eight, 
the most triples, five, and the most total 
bases, 82. Bren Teeling hit .350 to be- 
come the seventh leading batter in the 
Series, followed by Berlandi in eighth, 
Entin (.316) in ninth, and Macey Rosen- 
thal (.308) in tenth. 

The promising freshman class looked 
good in spring sports, as it had in the 
fall and also in the winter. The tennis 
squad, in particular, was outstanding, de- 
feating its first five opponents by a 9 to 
score, including the Colby yearlings 
and Brunswick High School, Maine 
state champions among the schoolboys. 
Prospects are definitely good for the next 
three years in that sport. 

The sailing team continued to capture 
both regional and national honors, win- 
ning the Jan T. Friis Trophy in the first 
annual New England States Intersectional 
Sailing Regatta, placing third in the Bos- 
ton Dinghy competition, and finishing 
fifth in the New Englands. 

The golf team, losing only to Colby 
in its six State Series matches, also num- 
bered Army, M.I.T., and Rhode Island 
among its victims. 

May 12 was the most satisfying day 
of the season for the Polar Bears. Four 
teams traveled to Waterville to meet 
their Colby counterparts. The varsity 
baseball team tied the Mules 3 to 3 in 
a game called because of rain after 11 
innings. The freshman tennis team 
downed the Baby Mules 9 to without 
yielding a single set, winning a total of 
109 games in the nine matches to only 
25 for Colby. The golf team won 5 to 4 
in a very close match, and the Bowdoin 
freshmen handed the Colby Frosh their 
first baseball loss in five games with a 
2 to 1 win. Revenge was sweet indeed. 

Ryan Replaces McCuller 

Lt. Col. Edward A. Ryan, U.S.A., has 
been appointed Professor of Military Sci- 
ence and Tactics at Bowdoin, effective 
June 22. He will become Commanding 

On April 2 and 3 members of the faculty and staff and their families presented 
Moliere's "The Misanthrope" in the Pickard Theater. Shown here, from left to 
riqht, are Professor Richard L. Chittim '41, Mrs. David B. Walker, and Professor 
Jeffrey J. Carre '40. 

Officer of the Reserve Officers Training 
Corps Battle Group upon the departure 
of Lt. Col. Louis P. McCuller, who, after 
serving in that capacity since 1957, has 
recently been reassigned to overseas duty. 

A native of Boston, Colonel Ryan is 
presently Executive Officer of the Depart- 
ment of Communication and Electronics 
at the U.S. Army Artillery and Missile 
School at Fort Sill, Okla. He holds the 
Bronze Star and five battle stars for as 
many European campaigns during World 
War II, when he served in Germany with 
the 629th Tank Destroyer Battalion and 
later the 75th Infantry Division. 

He is a 1935 graduate of Rhode Island 
State College (now the University of 
Rhode Island), where he played foot- 
ball and baseball. Following his gradua- 
tion he was for five years with the New 
England Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany in Providence, R. I., until he was 
inducted into Federal service with the 
103rd Field Artillery in 1941. 

Broadway At Bowdoin 

The Brunswick Summer Playhouse 
will open a ten-week season of well 
known Broadway musicals, beginning on 
Monday, June 29, in the Pickard Thea- 

Each year several Bowdoin schol- 
arship students enroll in medical 
school. Any alumni having or know- 
ing of microscopes which might be 
made available would do some future 
doctor a good turn by getting in 
touch with Philip S. Wilder '23, Di- 
rector of Student Aid, Massachusetts 

ter in Memorial Hall. Lawrence Brooks 
of Westbrook and New York will star 
as Edvard Grieg in the opening produc- 
tion, "Song of Norway." He created 
this part on Broadway. 

In succeeding weeks the shows will 
include "Oklahoma," "The King and I," 
"Showboat," "Brigadoon," "The Student 
Prince," "Guys and Dolls," "The Most 
Happy Fella," and "Call Me Madam." 

Miss Victoria Crandall, the producer 
of the summer series, has spent summers 
for some years in Wiscasset, where her 
parents are year-round residents. 

With its 600 comfortably upholstered 
seats, electronic switchboard, 50-foot fly 
gallery, and spacious stage, the Pickard 
Theater is ideal for the production of 
musical shows. 

The Brunswick Summer Playhouse will 
give performances Monday through Sat- 
urday at 8:30 p.m., with Wednesday and 
Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m. 

Betas Win In Debating 

Beta Theta Pi won first place in the 
finals of the Wilmot Brookings Mitchell 
interfraternity debating competition, held 
on April 8, defeating Delta Sigma. The 
winning team was made up of Nicholas 
E. Monsour '61 of Bethel Park, Pa., and 
Theodore A. Perry '60 of Waterville, 
while J. Temple Bayliss '61 of Sabot, 
Va., and Frank C. Mahncke '60 of Morris- 
town, N. J., represented Delta Sigma. 

The subject of debate was, "Resolved, 
that co-education at the college level is 
a sounder educational philosophy than is 
segregation of the sexes." Beta Theta 
Pi upheld the affirmative, and Delta 
Sigma the negative. 

J U N E 19 59 


William i Richards and William | Nor 
ion. Biography oj <i Foundation, 1929-1954: 
Children's Fund ol Michigan, I9.">7; pp. I9.Y 

Vnyone who reads this unusual volume 
will gain new respect i>m rugged individual 
ism .mil 1 1 it- vision ol a wealth) man who 
also was .hi outspoken Senator from Michi 

Senator |ames ( ouiens made a fortune a- 
one ol the original associates <>i Henr) Ford. 
in 1915, "closing iIhn period of lii> story book 
life and giving up an annual $150,000 salary," 
In- withdrew from the Ford enterprises and 
devoted himsell to public affairs, serving 
successively a^ Police Commissioner of De- 
troit, as Mayor, and, for the last dozen years 
ol lii^ life, as I nited States Sen. nor from 
Michigan, For many years he was troubled 
about the lack ol adequate cue i<n children 
and fell dial something should be done 
about it. In 1929, with characteristic 
modesty and yel with farsightedness, he es- 
tablished die Children's Fund of Michigan. 
He had decided to give f 10,000,000 to pro- 
mote child welfare, stipulating that both the 
principal and its earnings were to be spent 
in 25 years. Later gilis increased the fund 
in $11,880,700. When this foundation was 
formed, ii one of the fifteen largest and 
ii estimated that there were only 280 
Such trusts in existence. I odav foundations 
are numbered l>\ the thousands. In 1929 
this gift was the largest devoted exclusively 
to ihild care in Michigan and made Senator 

( ouzens one ol die most generous philanthro- 
pists in the state. 

1 lie Senator did not wish his name used 
in the title of the foundation. Its purpose 
would be to supply funds to agencies work- 
ing competently in special fields but needing 
additional resources for expansion and per- 
haps above- all to kindle new interest in 
child health by developing and demonstrat- 
ing improvements in this field, with special 
attention to what might be called backward 
areas in Michigan or elsewhere. 

Ibis "biography" shines like a beacon in 
the contemporary records and reports on 
foundations and philanthropy. It is unique 
as a narrative report which tells the story 
of what this foundation did in 25 years. It 
begins at the beginning and flows smoothly 
and with interest to a climax. And it in- 
cludes helpful appendices recording the 
legal and financial details as well as a use- 
ful index. I he reader does not need a 
special interest in foundations to find great 
human interest and warmth in this book. 
The style reflects the personalities of the 
donor and those who carried out his wishes. 
The Children's Fund served through years of 
depression, through World War II and the 
post-war years, with such resourcefulness 
that it must still be a vital force in the State 
of Michigan. Senator Couzens died in 1936, 
but if he could have attended the dinner 
that marked the conclusion of the fund pro- 
gram May 1, 19.">4, he surely would have ap- 
proved what had been clone. The silent 
tribute which followed his daughter's speech 
gave prod of the great affection which those 
connected with the Fund had for him. 
There is special interest in the achieve- 

ments ol tins Fund lor Bowdoin men be- 
cause its operating head and the Secretary 
ol the I rustics was William |. Norton '<>">. 

known to Sen. inn ( on/ens and manv Bow 

doin men as "Bill," he provided the con 
tinuity as Executive Nice President and Set 
retary throughout the twenty live years of 
the Fund's existence, His name appears as 
collaborator With William C. Richards in 

wining this biography. We suspect that be- 
cause Mr. Richards died before he could 

finish his assignment most of this book is 

tlu- work of Bill Norton, At any rate, the 
conception of ibis volume as the record of a 
unique and highly successful foundation is 
.in accomplishment that reflects the skill and 

devotion of all who weie associated in ibis 
fine public service Other foundations can 
benefit from this human document. Someday 
social historians may find it a mine of in- 
formation as thev explore the record ol 
American philanthropy in the first half of 
the I wentieth Century. 

Bt 1 a W. Norton 

Frederick L. (.vwxx and Joseph L. Plot- 
xi k. The Fiction of /. I). Salinger: Univers- 
ity of Pittsburgh Press, 1958; pp. 59; $1.50. 

The Fiction of /. I). Salinger by Frederic k 
L. Gwynn and Joseph L. Plotner is the 
fourth of a series of critical essays in English 
and American literature published by the 
University of Pittsburgh Press. The essay is 
designed for the general reader as well as 
the scholar, and the subject and treatment 
of it are admirably adapted for such a pur- 
pose. Salinger's work has been broken down 
into three periods: an apprentice period, a 
classic period, and a period combining re- 
ligion and social satire ("Seen through the 
Glass Family, Darkly," a witticism that the 
Salingerite will appreciate) . The early work, 
which was published largely in the slicks, is 
not distinguished, scarcely superior to the 
usual level of such fiction. The half dozen 
stories and the novel, The Catcher in the 
Rye, of the classic period established Sal- 
inger's reputation and form, certainly, his 
most popular work to date. The most re- 
cent work has reached out for a larger syn- 
thesis, especially through Zen Buddhism, but 
in so doing the religious emphasis has tend- 
ed "to overflow the style and drown all." 
The pace has bogged down, and long, sub- 
jective speeches have taken the place of the 
sharp observation of the best of the earlier 

Few readers are likely to quarrel with the 
verdict of Mr. Gwynn and Mr. Plotner. Ad- 
mirers of Salinger will be grateful for the 
lucid account of the early stories, though 
they will probably not be tempted to dig 
out the stories for themselves, and thev will 
surely agree that the later work has been a 
disappointment. Mr. Gwynn and Mr. Plot 
ner select "For Esme — with Love and Squal- 
or" as the high point of Salinger's art; there 
are those, I am sure, who will plump for I be 
more familiar Catcher; bin such an aesthetic 
problem is perhaps less a matter of reason 
than of faith. The critical analyses are al- 
ways stimulating and concrete. The meth- 

od is that ol the new clitic ism, bin ii is the 
new criticism unobsc uied bv jargon and pre 
lent iousuess. I be authors never insist that 
the serious must be pondeious or the light 

But what, altei all. is tlu significance of 
Salinger and of the astonishing popularity 
1I1. 11 he has enjoyed in the past few-years, 

especially on the college campus? Not long 
ago a student told me that he had read 
The Catchei in the live "at least a dozen 
times," and I remember, at the end of an 
English major oral (still one hour at Bow 
doin) , the student who, when asked what 
English or American author he would read 
by preference' (with I lie whole of English 

literature spread before him and presum- 
ably fresh in his mind) , replied without a 
moment's pause: "Salinger." At that point 
it was the English department's turn to pause, 
for if Salinger's world is fresh and witty, 
even warm and affectionate, it is also neu- 
rotic, sophisticated, and oddly hepped up, a 
world of Bananafish, Uncle Wiggilies (sic), 
and suicides, where childhood has lost its 
innocence- and maturity is about as available 
as the grapes of Tantalus. But perhaps the 
answer too lies here, in that middle ground 
between childhood and adulthood; and Sal- 
inger's secret is that he has caught so 
supremely the tensions, gaieties, insecurities 
(hat haunt adolescence — also the adolescent 
in each of us. 


Neale E. Howard, Handbook for Observ- 
ing the Satellites: Thomas Y. Crowell Com- 
pany, 1958; pp. 136; $2.50. 

In the relatively few years since Kitty 
Hawk, the scientist and the layman no long- 
er consider flight in heavier-than-air craft 
something for the adventurer, but now are 
even seriously considering travel to the moon 
or other planets a possibility. The techno- 
logical advances illustrated by the satellite 
rocket programs have caught the imagination 
of the general public. This interest accounts 
for the tremendous support that the Moon- 
watch Program has received from amateur 
observers all over the world, probably the 
greatest direct assistance to a scientific pro- 
gram ever made by laymen. 

The major problem, once a satellite has 
been launched, is to plot its orbit. Radio 
signals from the satellite itself are, of course, 
helpful in locating it, but its position at a 
given instant of time must be known more 
precisely. The Moonwatch teams, in effect, 
constitute an "optical fence" through which 
the satellite must pass. After enough visual 
sightings have been made, a preliminary or- 
bit can be computed by modern high-speed 
computers, and then the satellite may be 
tracked by the Phe>totrack teams with a 
greater accuracy than is possible from vis 
ual observation. 

Finally, in the "dying moments" of its 
flight, when its orbit is changing rapidly, 
the Moonwatch teams again are alerted. 
When the satellite is in the denser atmos- 
phere, it starts to glow and finally burn as 
a meteor. Now the teams watch for color. 



magnitude, direction, and speed by visual ob- 

The interested amateur is the person for 
whom this book is written, one who knows 
only the "Big Dipper" and who wants to 
join the Moonwatch team. The author has 
a difficult task to explain, in elementary 
terms, the complexities of satellites: why they 
follow their paths or orbits; how to estimate 
their passage for the observer's location; op- 
tical instruments. On the whole, the book 
maintains the middle course between the 
"Do-it-yourself" manual and the college 

The first chapter, which discusses the 
physics of planetary motion, is the most dif- 
ficult to write for readers with non-techni- 
cal training. This is the weakest chapter in 
the book, one that apparently did not en- 
tirely satisfy the author. To be effective 
this chapter should trace the history of the 
problem of planetary motion: the Ptolemaic 
system and its circles on circles, the Coperni- 
can system, the observations of Tycho Brahe 
and the computation of Kepler, before dis- 
cussing Newton. Then the motion of satel- 
lites or artificial moons about the Earth 
would follow the same pattern as planets 
about the sun. The concentration of in- 
formation in this chapter may discourage 
some readers so they will not attempt the 
more direct chapters that follow. 

Once over this hurdle, the author seems 
more at ease. Chapter 2 surveys the charts 
and maps which may be used to fix the time 
and place of a satellite passage. Chapters 3 
and 4 discuss binoculars and telescopes, first 
as optical instruments and then as aids in 
satellite watching. Mr. Howard's discussion 
of items to look for when buying binocu- 
lars contains all the pertinent information, 
clearly presented, so that anyone should find 
this a useful guide for choosing either bin- 
oculars or telescopes for watching anything 
from birds to moons. The directions for 
using these instruments are accompanied bv 
statements of the reasons for the suggested 
procedure, which should appeal to the in- 
telligent observer. 

Chapter 5 contains details necessary for 
someone interested in active participation 
in the Moonwatch Program, while Chapter 
6 discusses similar material for the Photo- 
track Program. 

The next chapter attempts to summarize 
the contribution that satellites are making 
and will make to man's knowledge of the 
earth and its environment. Unfortunately, 
new data is being processed and released so 
fast that much of the detail in this chapter 
will soon be outdated. Again the author 
seems to find this material more difficult to 
present, possibly because he has not had so 
much direct experience with these subjects. 
Describing physical terms in non-technical 
language is hazardous and imprecise; yet 
there still seems to be confusion about the 
mean-free-path of a molecule. 

The appendices contain useful charts and 
tables which will be helpful in establishing 
a Moonwatch station. A good index and 
supplementary references are also included. 

This book does contain much useful in- 
formation that will help to answer the lay- 
man's questions, and the presentation is 
much belter than in most of (he books of 
this type. 

Ei.roy O. LaCascEj Jr. 




William J. Norton '05, who was gradu- 
ated magna cum laude, holds three honorary 
degrees: LL.D., Wayne University (1934) ; 
Sc.D., Bowdoin (1938) ; and LL.D., Univers- 
ity of Michigan (1941) . Much of his early 
career was devoted to social work and teach- 
ing. From 1929 until 1954 he served as Ex- 
ecutive Vice President of the Children's Fund 
of Michigan. 

Frederick L. Gwynn '37 (cum laude) , 
A.M. and Ph.D., Harvard, emerged from 
World War II as a Navy lieutenant com- 
mander with decorations from three nations. 
The author of Sturge Moore and the Life of 
Art (1951) and editor of the monthly College 
English, Dr. Gwynn has been a faculty mem- 
ber at Harvard, Pennsylvania State College, 
and the University of Virginia. Last fall he 
began his duties as Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of English at Trinity College, Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Neale E. Howard '37, who served as a 
lieutenant in the Navy during World War 
II, has been a preparatory school teacher 
for many years. Since 1945 he has been at 
the Millbrook School, Millbro